Police Charge Bay Area Doctor with Possession of Child Pornography
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Sergeant Bill Todd (pictured up front) and case detective Dusty Rhodes discussed the child pornography arrest during a news conference held at the Downtown Tampa Police Headquarters.
DATE/TIME: 4/11/2012 at 6:30 pm
LOCATION: 6601 South Westshore Boulevard #2102, Tampa
SUSPECT: James Murphy, W/M, DOB: 9/24/1962, 6601 South Westshore Boulevard #2102, Tampa
The Tampa Police Department arrested Murphy after an extensive forensic investigation revealed images of child pornography on his home computer. On February 2, 2012 the department received a tip about the pornography, which led to a search warrant at Murphy’s home. Police officers recovered numerous electronic devices from inside the suspect’s home and submitted them for forensic review. During the investigation, it was determined that an iMac computer located in the suspect’s bedroom had 33 images of child pornography on its hard drive.
Detectives met with the State Attorney’s Office after the investigation was complete to confirm the child pornography charges. Murphy was arrested at his home on April 11, 2012 and charged with 33 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.