Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Eris Murray, 56, of Hanover, was found guilty of Sex Abuse of a Minor, Second Degree Sex Offense, and Sodomy by an Anne Arundel County jury.
On August 7, 2016, authorities received a report of sexual abuse that occurred years prior. The victim had since moved out of state.
"It is not uncommon for child victims of sexual abuse to report the crime years after the abuse occurred," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "I applaud this young man's bravery for stepping forward, pursuing justice on his own behalf, and preventing Eris Murray from harming others."
On November 2, 2016, Anne Arundel County Police met with the victim, who disclosed that Eris Murray, the victim's soccer coach and family friend, sexually abused him when he was between the ages of 8 to 12 years old. The abuse occurred in Murray's home.
Murray faces up to 45 years in prison as a result of these convictions. Sentencing is scheduled for October 11, 2017.
"I encourage any victim of sexual abuse, no matter when or where the abuse occurred, to contact my office or the local police," continued Adams.
Judge Cathleen M. Vitale presided over the case. Assistant State's Attorney Reva Chopra prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.