A California judge, so repulsed by evidence found in the case of a sex molester obsessed with babies and very young children, sentenced him to life in prison using the state’s Three Strikes law.
Twice convicted in New York and Virginia, Wynford Eugene Murray, 37, a transient living in Southern California, was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender.
According to the Los Angeles Daily News:
Torrance Superior Court Judge Mark Arnold sentenced Murray to the "third strike" term of 25 years to life in prison after a non-jury trial in which he was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender.
At the defendant’s sentencing, Arnold said:
…there were 20 to 25 pages of "graphic, explicit descriptions of sex with infants" found in Murray's backpack, and that he didn't get past the first page of the first story which involved "incredibly explicit sex with a 1-year-old.
"The defendant clearly fantasizes about abnormal sex with young girls and babies. These stories that he had in his possession are — to say that they're perverted is an understatement."
Murray’s arrest in Long Beach, California, in August 2008, came about when a former girlfriend discovered stories about sex with infants he had downloaded at a public library in Redondo Beach, authorities said.
In October 1997, Murray was convicted of two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of girls ages three and five in New York. His conviction in December 2006, in Virginia was for failing to register as a sex offender and resisting arrest, authorities said.