Convicted child molester Jason James Murphy has been arrested on charges he violated state sex offender registry laws, WeHo News reported. Murphy, 35, came to the attention of authorities last month following news reports that he had been working as a casting associate and had been employed on movies with children in their casts including J.J. Abrams’ Super 8. He was charged after a Sheriff’s Dept. investigation concluded that Murphy had failed to notify authorities of an address change and failure to register a name change to an alias he used to find employment. Murphy turned himself in Friday at Beverly Hills Courthouse. He pleaded not guilty to two felony counts and was released on his own recognizance. He faces three years in prison if convicted. Despite the notoriety of Murphy’s case, no new allegations have come to light. Murphy was convicted in 1996 of kidnapping and molesting an 8-year old Seattle boy.
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