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Cops: Archbishop Carroll athletic director wanted to be boy's "Sugar Daddy"

The athletic director of Archbishop Carroll High School has been arrested for offering to be a "Sugar Daddy" to an underage boy he once coached, according to prosecutors.

Cops: Archbishop Carroll athletic director wanted to be boy's "Sugar Daddy"

Francis Murphy
Francis Murphy

The athletic director of Archbishop Caroll High School has been arrested for offering to be a "Sugar Daddy" to an underage boy he once coached, according to prosecutors.

Francis Murphy, 39, of Bryn Mawr, who also coaches baseball and football at the school, allegedly propositioned the teen over Facebook after the boy switched schools, his arrest affidavit said.

The teen attended Archbishop after Murphy allegedly recruited him at a football camp. The teen left the school recently because of financial difficulties and after he did so, he sent Murphy a message on Facebook asking if he could get his gear out of his locker, police said.

In response, Murphy allegedly said he'd be the boy's "Sugar Daddy" and asked if he could perform sexual acts on him and make it a "steady deal," according to court documents.

The teen told his mother and investigators created a new Facebook page using the victim's identity, prosecutors said. Believing he was communicating with the victim, Murphy arranged to meet him at an ice cream shop on Friday and was instead, met by police.

He was charged with unlawful contact with a minor, promoting prostitution and related offenses and remains jailed on $250,000 cash, according to prosecutors.

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