For the 2nd time in a month, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has made headlines for a sex scandal. Francis Murphy, 39, believed that one of his football recruits had left the school due to financial reasons so when the 11th grader contacted him on FaceBook (amazingly not a text for once), he offered to help him out financially with things such as athletic gear & a trainer.
Now do not go thinking that Murphy is a philanthropist because his financial donations do not come for free. In fact, the services that he requested in return could be abbreviated according to the arrest affidavit (Why are the letters “j”, “h” & “b” dancing around in my head?).
Ultimately, cops arrested him at an ice cream shop … a very fitting location.
The DailyMail.UK has the details:
According to prosecutors he sent the student messages on Facebook chat telling him he would be ‘his sugar daddy’. Murphy allegedly wrote he would ‘help [him] out with money and stuff in exchange for favours.’
‘Murphy told the juvenile many times that this would have to be kept between the two of them.’ But the student told his mother, who rang police. At first detectives took over the student’s Facebook profile, before creating another account to communicate with Murphy. Posing as the boy, they set up a meeting with the coach at the Frosty Falls Ice Cream Shop in Bridgeport on Friday morning. Officers arrested Murphy as he drove into the parking lot at 10.35am.
They charged him with attempted corruption of a minor, promoting prostitution and unlawful contact with a minor.