Sexual Assault Of A Child Charges Against Teacher

KAUFMAN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Officials with the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office are investigating claims of an improper relationship between a former high school teacher and a student.

James Michael Murphy of Kemp was arrested Tuesday and charged with an improper relationship between an educator and student and sexual assault of a child.

Murphy, who had been a teacher at Kaufman High School for nearly a decade, is no longer a Kaufman ISD employee. “He had been a Kaufman ISD employee for eight years, until yesterday morning. He came in and resigned voluntarily,” explained Kaufman ISD superintendent Todd Williams.

Williams also said Murphy had no contact with students this school year. “He was placed on suspension on the first day of school, which was Monday, August 22, and this information came to light while we were doing that investigation.”

Child Protective Services contacted authorities on Monday about the complaint against Murphy.

“The safety of children always comes first and we investigate all complaints that come from CPS vigorously, “ Sheriff David A. Byrnes stated in a press release.

The offenses being investigated are thought to have involved a female student and taken place between March and May of 2011.

Murphy, 37, had worked, as an agriculture instructor at the high school, was a freshman class sponsor and Future Farmers of America (FFA) adviser.

After being booked on the charged Murphy was released on $50,000 bond.


One Comment

  1. Stacy Trammell says:

    HIDE YA KIDS……..

  2. DDT says:

    Matt Lauer’s a teacher?

  3. Matt Laurey says:

    Wow, thats not cool at all dude. Did he really think that relationship wouldnt come back to kick him in the balls?

  4. Bolie says:

    Hide your wife hide….hide your kids……I love Youtube

  5. Pedro Vasquez says:

    Never ceases to amaze me how many adults have zero morals when it comes to where they place their genitals. Men and women both seem more and more likely to put their own brief pleasure ahead of the mental and emotional well being of the child.

  6. Jordan Lane says:

    So why is this in the news when a week ago a female teacher in Honey Grove, TX was arrested on the same charges as this man? The boy she was having a relationship with is younger than what this guy was seeing!

  7. wheussmann says:

    here is the part that gets me, and it is for the main stream media and our need for instant information…

    I quote,”Officials with the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office are investigating claims of an improper relationship between a former high school teacher and a student.”

    Sherrifs are investigating. What happens if this guy is found innocent? (I am not saying he is or isn’t) with this being published with his name his life as a teacher is for ever ruined. he will never teach again.

    now if he is guilty, then charge him to the highest possible charge, and release his name.

  8. darrell says:

    lol, i think cbs is censoring me.

  9. darrell says:

    yup, being censored. apparently the liberal media does not like it being pointed out how liberal we are in this country. hypocrits that they are.

  10. darrell says:

    ok, ill try this in hard mode since they continue to censor my other comment.
    this is as much the girls fault as it is the teachers and as much the parents fault and societies fault as well.
    you give your kids the same rights as adults and when anyone tries to treat them like kids you scream about civil rights and mind your own buisness. so you end up with kids acting like grownups and then when something dont go their way they become a kid again and throw a fit.
    it takes two to have a relationship regardless of age.
    im not saying a condon what the guy did, because i dont. what im saying is that he will be the only one paying the price for mistakes made by many other people before he ever came along.

  11. Melissa says:


  12. Liz Salander says:

    People in Texas are as disgusting as imbreds from West Virginia.

    1. darrell says:

      well liz, just take your big ole fat obamanite ass back to your rug rubbing habitat and leave us alone then. dont let no longhorns hook ya where your head is stuck at it might cause you to see the light then you would be forever intolerable.

  13. Liz Salander says:

    Wrong spelling in prior post, but doubt many Texans would even notice.

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