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Ex-health care worker admits he took photos of girl patients

A former health care employee is pleading guilty to taking photos of young girls who were patients.

Posted: Oct 25, 2018 9:35 AM

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A former health care employee is pleading guilty to taking photos of young girls who were patients.

Local news outlets report 31-year-old Travis McMurray pleaded guilty earlier this week in Gulfport, saying he felt like demons made him take pictures of the children, between ages of 6 and 8 at the time.

McMurray was an employee at Memorial Behavioral Health in 2016 when one girl told a relative McMurray had taken photos of her. Police say surveillance video showed McMurray entering the 6-year-old's bathroom while she was undressing.

McMurray confessed and detectives found pictures on his phone of two other girls identified as patients.

During a plea hearing, McMurray apologized to the families.

Harrison County Circuit Judge Lisa Dodson is ordering McMurray to jail pending a Dec. 3 sentencing date.

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