PENSACOLA — Danny Ray Murphy, 37, of Milton, was convicted Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola on all counts, which charged conspiracy, receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography involving a minor under age 12.
The verdict was announced by Christopher P. Canova, U.S. 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 3-year-old, evidence linking the online activity to Murphy, and forensic evidence from his cellular telephone regarding sexually assaulting the 3-year-old.
For the conspiracy and receipt charges, Murphy faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years in prison. For the possession charge, Murphy faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.
The sentencing hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31 at the U.S. Courthouse in Pensacola.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the Pensacola Police Department, the State Attorney’s Office for the 1st Judicial Circuit and the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David L. Goldberg.