ABI arrests man in sexual abuse case

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 1, 2005

Contributed Report

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a 45-year-old Bibb County man Tuesday after identifying three teenagers who had been sexually abused by the man. Jeffery Lynn Murphy of Brent was charged with three counts each of first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, and enticing a child for immoral purposes.

ABI Chief Major Ken Hallford said the investigation was initiated upon request of Bibb County Sheriff Keith Hannah and Brent Police Chief Terry Nichols.

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Hallford said the three victims were all younger than 12 when the abuse began. He said the investigation of Murphy, a Little League coach for approximately 15 years, is continuing.