Released on February 8, 2017 - 3:18pm

Laurel Police have arrested 35 year old Warner Jenerio Jude Murphy on charges of second degree rape and numerous sex offenses involving a relative whose name we are not releasing.

Investigators say the victim, who is 18, reported to police on January 30, 2017 that she had been repeatedly sexually assaulted by Murphy since November of 2016.

Police arrested Murphy at his home in the 14000 block of Yardarm Way in Laurel on January 30, 2017.

Police say a second victim, a friend of Murphy’s relative, has come forward with sexual assault allegations against him.  Murphy was charged with additional sex offenses as a result of that investigation.

According to charging documents in the case of Murphy’s family member, the crimes occurred “almost daily” and primarily at home.

Murphy is a coach with a local youth organization.  Detectives say that there may be additional victims and ask anyone has information to please contact the Laurel Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Detective Henderson at 301-498-0092.

Murphy is being held on $100,000 bond.

City Seal

Communications

The Department of Communications provides useful information of public interest and importance to the community, residents and businesses within the city limits, as well as the greater Laurel area.