Registered sex offender arrested after posting Craigslist ad seeking sex with minor

Registered sex offender arrested after posting Craigslist ad seeking sex with minor

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A registered sex offender from Cincinnati is facing federal charges after police said he advertised on Craigslist for an underage girl to engage in sexual activity.

Investigators said 45-year-old Kerry Murphy, of Elwood Place, posted, "I'm looking for an open-minded parent who would be interested in bringing their daughter or daughters by for some passionate play. You cam just drop off and pick up later, stay there and wait while we play, come in the room and watch, or if a mom you can even join us in our play time. I'ms safe, sane, clean, ddf, discreet and respectful. Will respect any limits agreed upon ahead of time, like no bdsm or whatever."

Murphy then adds to the post about compensation and requesting a girl as young as 10 or 11-years-old.

"You will be compensated for your time. Compensation will be dependent on several factors. Age, experience, time, limits and your involvement. A dad in a hurry, with a lot of limits wanting to watch, a 17yo daughter that's been around the block a few times, lowest amount. A mom with all day, almost no limits, wanting to join, 10yo and 11yo virgin daughters would be the highest amount. Looking to set this up at a later time, so we have time to talk, set limits, discuss involvement, etc. Please change this subject line to your daughters age to weed out spam."

An undercover officer responded to the Craigslist post, posing as a dad interested in introducing Murphy to his 9-year-old daughter in Washington DC.

During their conversations, Murphy admitted he had been previously arrested for sexually abusing his 13-year-old step-daughter and is currently a registered sex offender.

Murphy and the undercover officer then agreed to meet in DC on Nov. 5, but on Nov. 3 Murphy informed the undercover officer he could not afford to go.

Murphy was in court on Monday and is being held at the Hamilton County Jail.

He is currently charged with distribution of child pornography.

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