Parker man convicted of 36 child exploitation charges after wife finds stash of images

Posted at 1:23 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 15:23:42-04

PARKER, Colo. — A Douglas County man was found guilty of several child exploitation charges after his wife found dozens of images of child pornography on his computer, the 18th Judicial District announced in a news release Tuesday.

A jury convicted John Arthur Murray, 36, on May 10 on 36 counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Murray’s wife came across the images in 2017 while she was trying to download family photos from his hard drive.

The now ex-wife contacted Parker police, whose investigators discovered more than 400 images of interest, including 35 images that depicted children previously identified as being victims of child pornography by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the release read.

Investigators said most of the images were of girls between the ages of 13-15.

Murray’s sentencing is set for Aug. 2.