Brandon High guidance counselor arrested on child porn charges

November 11th, 2010 by Staff

BRANDON – A guidance counselor at Brandon High School has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography.

Deputies took 54-year-old Robert Frederick Murray into custody after detectives found dozens of images showing children under age 12 in lewd positions or poses, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators seized three desktop and seven laptop computers from the home on the 800 block of Bluegrass Lane in Brandon. They say they will be doing forensic examinations of all the computers.

Detectives say Murray told them he had downloaded images of children as young as 7 years old. In some of the images, the children were engaged in sex acts, according to the sheriff’s office.

Murray faces 80 counts of possession of child porn. He was booked into the Orient Road Jail.

“Out of the two desktops and seven laptops that we received, just the first computer, we haven’t even gone through all of that one, we discovered the 80 files. So detectives will be spending hours, if not days on these computers, ” said Sgt. Larry McKinnon with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Parent Lee Morgan says Murray is her son’s guidance counselor and never imaged he would be arrested for something so disturbing.

“To have someone like that at a public school with your kids, you don’t want to think of anything like that and you don’t expect for something like that to happen, ” said Morgan said.

Hillsborough School District officials say Murray is suspended with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

Investigators say Murray told them he had downloaded pornography of kids as young as 7 years old. Now parents like Leon Perez wonder how far Murray may have taken his vile actions.

“That’s terrible, because my sons on the wrestling team. I mean, they take showers and change clothes and stuff like that. That’s pretty disturbing to know that someone at your child’s school has actually been arrested for something like that,” Perez said. 


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