Scottsdale man accused of having sex with underage girl

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John Murphy By Jennifer Thomas John Murphy By Jennifer Thomas

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say a 20-year-old Scottsdale man has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a girl he knew was underage.

Gilbert police arrested John Murphy on Tuesday at his Scottsdale home.

Police say Murphy is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old Gilbert girl.

The teen told police that on several occasions after meeting Murphy he would request to have sex.

She says Murphy often bought dinner and gifts and expected sex from her.

Police said they found sexually explicit pictures of the victim that Murphy requested and also photos of Murphy on the victim's computer.

Murphy is being held on suspicion of sexual conduct with a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor and luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

It was unclear Thursday if Murphy has a lawyer yet.