November 5, 2020___
San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff Department, responded to a report of suspected
The reporting party advised the Sheriff Deputies,
that they had located a video of an adult male subject, identified as Kenneth
Murphy, performing sexual acts on a 9-year-old victim. Murphy was not at his
residence at the time the reporting party was interviewed; however, Deputies
were able to locate and detain Murphy at Boulder Bay Park in Big Bear Lake.
As a result of the initial investigation, it was
determined that Murphy had sexually assaulted the 9-year-old victim repeatedly
for a period of several months, as well as a 6-year-old victim three years
Murphy was taken into custody without incident and
booked at the Big Bear Jail on felony charges of lewd and lascivious acts on a
child under the age of 14 by the use of force or fear of bodily injury. Kenneth
Murphy remains in custody at West Valley Detention Center in lieu of $250,000
bail. An arraignment hearing in this matter is scheduled for November 9th,
in San Bernardino County Superior Court.
is believed there are additional unreported victims who have been sexually
assaulted by Kenneth Murphy. Anyone who thinks they may be an unreported victim
is urged to immediately contact Detective A. Montbriand at the Big Bear Sheriff Department at 909) 866-0100.
Anonymous reports can be made by calling WETIP
at (800) 78-CRIME or online at www.wetip.com