June 14, 2017 – A former Pace Firefighter has been convicted on Federal charges of Child Pornography.
Danny Ray Murphy, 37, of Milton, was convicted today in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola of all counts, which charged conspiracy, receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography involving a minor under the age of 12. The verdict was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
During the three-day trial, the jury reviewed three months of online communications between Murphy and a conspirator, including images and a video of sex acts involving a three-year-old, evidence linking the online activity to Murphy and forensic evidence from his cellular telephone regarding sexually assaulting the three-year-old.
For the conspiracy and receipt charges, Murphy faces a minimum of five (5) years and a maximum of tewnty (20) years in prison. For the possession charge, Murphy faces a maximum of twenty (20) years in prison.
The sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 31, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the Unites States Courthouse in Pensacola.
The case is being investigated by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Pensacola Police Department, State Attorney’s Office for the 1st Judicial Circuit and the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David L. Goldberg.