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NEW DETAILS: Police say Trenton man facing child porn charges showed pictures to girl

Mickey Murrell BUTLER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Mickey Murrell BUTLER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

A Trenton man facing 25 felony charges including rape, voyeurism and possession of child pornography had eight victims involved in the crimes, according to police reports.

Mickey R. Murrill, 30, of the first block of North Street, was taken into custody Tuesday night. He faces one count of kidnapping for sexual motivation, four counts of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance, one count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, four counts of voyeurism, rape, two counts of gross sexual imposition and 12 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor.

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According to the indictment, the crimes occurred between Oct. 18, 2014 and October 18, 2017. The alleged victims are between the ages of 6 and 12, according to the Trenton police report.

Murrill is accused of showing pictures of females with no pants on to a 6-year-old girl then asking the child to pull down her pants while in his vehicle, according to the police report.

The child was transported to a hospital, where the girl disclosed Murrill had touched her private parts inside her underwear. The girl said the photos on Murrill’s phone were of girls, according to a report.

Detectives searched Murrill’s apartment two days later and seized a laptop, a tablet, a flash drive, two SD cards and a camera. The electronics were analyzed by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

During a Feb. 6 interview with detectives, Murrill told them that he had a spy camera in his residence that was made to look like a USB charger. Officers were unable to find the device when they searched the residence a second time.

While officers were searching Murrill’s residence on Feb. 6, detectives filed charges against him in Middletown Municipal Court. According to the police report, Murrill said he was suicidal during the interview and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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The charges were presented directly to a Butler County grand jury, and the indictment was returned on Monday.

Murrill is accused of producing some of the images involving a child and also downloading some images, according to Assistant Butler County Prosecutor Kelly Heile.

Murrill will be arraigned Friday morning by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Charles Pater. He is being held without bond in the Butler County Jail