October 2018

Registered sex offender back behind bars

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A registered sex offender is back behind bars for at least six years after West Midlands Police discovered indecent images and fresh evidence of child abuse.

Arthur Murray was caught after the force’s online child sexual exploitation team acted on new intelligence which was received earlier this year.

The 63-year-old had previously been sentenced to prison terms of more than 20 years for child sexual offences − some dating back as far as 1970s.

Recent investigations showed he was sharing indecent images of boys via his mobile phone and film of him sexually abusing a teenager.

Murray , of Newton Drive, Lozells, admitted four counts of sexual activity with a child between May and November 2016; and 13 charges relating to the taking, making and distributing indecent images in connection with more than 500 images.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of six-and-a-half years before being considered for parole at Birmingham Crown Court last Friday (12 October).