Suspect arrested for multiple felony sex crimes involving a minor

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Police have a man in custody for  allegedly sexually abusing a minor.

The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said on the afternoon of December 2, they received a video that appeared to show Scott Aaron Murphy engaging in a sexual act with an underage person. It’s not known if there are additional victims.

They found Murphy at around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday morning. A resident in the area of  1050 NE Churchill St. saw a suspicious person sitting on the porch of a vacant home, according to police. They arrested him.

According to police, Murphy has a history of drug offenses. Officers say they tried talking to Murphy at a home yesterday, but he ran away.

Now, he is being held on charges of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, sexual abuse I, and sodomy I.

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