A 35-year-old man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an investigation into images of child sexual abuse.
The investigation began in February 2019, as a result of information received from the RCMP's National Child Exploitation Crime Centre. On July 24, 2019, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Fredericton. Police seized several electronic devices and a 35-year-old man was arrested at the scene.
On December 18, 2019, William Logan Murphy was charged in Fredericton Provincial Court with possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography.
On November 6, 2020, William Logan Murphy appeared in Fredericton Provincial Court and was sentenced to 30 months for possession of child pornography and 18 months for accessing child pornography. The sentences will be served concurrently.
William Logan Murphy has been added to the National Sex Offender Registry for life, and will be required to submit a DNA sample. Following his release from prison, he will have to abide by conditions set out by the court, including not being around children.
The RCMP's Internet Child Exploitation Unit includes members of the Saint John and Kennebecasis Regional Police Forces. The RCMP's Digital Forensics Services Unit in New Brunswick, the RCMP National Child Exploitation Crime Centre along with the Sussex RCMP and Riverview RCMP, were also involved in this investigation.