April 02, 2005

Former Catholic teacher charged with sex assault


Associated Press

HOUSTON A former Catholic school teacher has been charged with sexual assaulting two boys over six years, authorities said Friday.

Stuart Alan Murphy, 57, was arrested after confessing to authorities he molested the boys, who were between 10 and 13 when the abuse began, said Lt. Ruben Diaz with the Harris County Sheriff's Department. One of the boys is still a minor, while the other is now an adult.

Murphy worked as a teacher at a Catholic school in Houston and volunteered as a choir director at Annunciation Catholic Church. Authorities did not release the name of the school.

Diaz said he did not know if Murphy had contact with the two boys through the school or the church.

Authorities were alerted to Murphy after a couple told police in the Houston suburb of Katy that it had found child pornography on their computer after he had stayed at their home.

Posted by kshaw at April 2, 2005 04:35 AM