HILLSBORO, Ore.- On December 14, 2018, a Washington County jury found Tyrone Neil Murphy guilty on multiple counts of sexual assault after a pattern of victimization that spanned a decade. Murphy was found guilty on four counts of first-degree Sodomy, two counts of first-degree Rape, and two counts of second-degree Sex Abuse.

Murphy has five prior convictions for third-degree Sex Abuse from 2009. This most recent investigation began in 2017 after an initial complaint was made to law enforcement. Detective Anthony Johnson of the Hillsboro Police Department worked diligently, ultimately locating two additional, previously undisclosed, female victims. All of the victims were females previously known to Mr. Murphy.  Deputy District Attorney Rayney Meisel prosecuted the case against Murphy. 

“It’s very likely the magnitude of this case would never have come to light if not for the determination of Detective Johnson,” Meisel said.

The District Attorney’s Office would also like to thank Detective Tobby Cook, also of the Hillsboro Police Department, for his expert testimony in the field of Domestic Violence.  “This was a satisfying verdict that, I hope, will bring closure and peace to Mr. Murphy’s victims,” Meisel added.  

Judge Theodore Sims oversaw the trial. Sentencing is set for January 23, 2019.

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December 19, 2018