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No witnesses, no evidence (access required)

Sen. Rick Murphy (file photo)

Senator blasts CPS after police decide not to pursue charges against him, CPS still investigating
Peoria police found no evidence to support allegations that state Sen. Rick Murphy sexually abused two children living in his home and did not recommend any charges against the senator, according to a police report released July 24. But officials with Child Protective Services are still looking into the matter.

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Police find no evidence to support allegations against Sen. Rick Murphy (access required)

Sen. Rick Murphy (file photo)

Peoria police found no evidence to support allegations that Arizona Sen. Rick Murphy sexually abused one of his foster children and did not recommend any charges against the senator, according to a police report.

Enrique Thomas Murphy, 18, adopted by Murphy and his wife Penny, told police on June 22 that he was sexually abused by Murphy beginning when he was a 12-year-old in the Peoria Republican’s home, the report stated.

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More details released in case involving Sen. Rick Murphy (access required)

Sen. Rick Murphy (file photo)

Police reports provide new details into a Peoria police investigation of sexual abuse allegations made against Arizona Sen. Rick Murphy in 2011, a case that was closed at the time but has since been reopened after new charges of molestation were made against the lawmaker.

Peoria police and Child Protective Services reopened the 2011 case after a male foster child in Murphy’s care reported in June that the Peoria Republican had been inappropriately touching the teen since January 2007, a police report stated.

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