Sex offender back behind bars after police find fresh evidence of child abuse

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A registered sex offender from Birmingham is back behind bars after being caught with indecent images of boys.

Arthur Murray

Arthur Murray

Officers also found fresh evidence of child abuse when they received intelligence about Arthur Murray.

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.

Police 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 on Friday (12th October).

Detective Sergeant Rob Grace said: “Murray is a prolific sex offender and by acting upon intelligence we have been able to put him back behind bars.

“Despite being on the sexual offender’s register and serving time in prison previously he went on to commit further offences.

“We follow up all allegations linked to sexual abuse and work with victims to bring perpetrators to justice, while looking after the needs of those they abuse.”

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