An Orem man was booked into Utah County Jail early Friday morning on suspicion of soliciting sex from a minor on Craigslist. On Wednesday, an undercover investigator with the internet crimes against children task force responded to the ad, posing as a year-old girl. Murphy told her he wanted to meet her and have sex with her, reports state. Arrangements were made for the two to meet at a park in Provo on Thursday night.
When Murphy arrived at the park, he texted the girl, saying he was there, according to the report. Police say soon after he sent the text, officers with the Utah Valley Special Victims Task Force made contact with Murphy and he was arrested. Murphy was interviewed by officers late Thursday night, when he acknowledged that he told the person who he thought was a year-old girl that he wanted to have sex with her, according to police.
Murphy was booked into jail on suspicion of one second-degree felony charge of enticing a minor via the internet. By Kurt Hanson daily Herald - Jul 15, Murphy has no prior criminal history.