A Jamesport man faces felony charges after multiple alleged incidents involving a family member, of which there are nine adopted and biological children.
Forty-four-year-old Shaun Murphy has been charged with three counts of first-degree child molestation. He has also been charged with one count each of statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy involving deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years of age and abuse or neglect of a child involving no sexual contact. Bond has been denied.
A probable cause statement accuses Murphy of striking a female family member with a piece of wood multiple times, throwing bleach on her when she got into trouble and having sexual contact with her multiple times over approximately five years.
The charges are simply accusations and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.