Pulaski County Man Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse

Pulaski County Sheriff Bobby Jones says a Burnside man is facing charges in connection to a child sexual assault case. Back in November, officials with the Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigation Division responded to a call from Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital to speak to someone who was reportedly a victim of sexual assault. Detectives interviewed the reported victim along with personnel from the Department for Community Based Services’ Protection and Permanency Division. Detectives later gathered information that 31-year-old Nicholas Murphy had sexually abused the child, who was under 12 years of age. An arrest warrant was filed and obtained for Murphy for sexual abuse in the first degree. Murphy was originally taken into custody in Aiken, South Carolina on December 7th. Murphy waived extradition on December 12th, and was taken back to Pulaski County last week. At that time, Murphy was served with the Kentucky warrant. He was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.