Weber sheriff's deputy credited for aiding Maryland child porn investigation

Wednesday , January 31, 2018 - 5:00 AM

OGDEN — With the help of a skilled deputy at the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, a Maryland man was sentenced to more than two decades in federal prison on a child porn charge. 

In a press release from the District of Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office, the sheriff’s office was credited for their role in the arrest and ultimately the conviction of Demetrius Murray, 23, of Silver Spring, Maryland.

Murray was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for felony production of child pornography. In addition to his prison sentence, Murray will have a lifetime of supervised release after his time behind bars. 

In the release, Weber County Sheriff Terry Thompson and the sheriff’s office as a whole are credited for helping in the investigation. 

However, Thompson said the credit should go to Weber Sheriff’s Deputy Cameron Hartman.

Thompson said Hartman is a talented deputy who is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for the Utah Attorney General’s Office. Hartman also works in a similar capacity for the Salt Lake City branch of the FBI, Thompson said. 

Murray contacted an 11-year-old boy from Utah through Xbox Live and later solicited child pornography from the child, according to the press release.

Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen Schenning praised the work of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office for their role in the investigation leading to Murray’s arrest. 

Contact reporter Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.

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