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Medford Man Facing Child Abuse Charges

MICHAEL MURRAYMEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man already spending time in jail for sodomy is now facing an additional 24 counts of encouraging sex abuse.

Those counts are related to child pornography. Michael Dean Murray plead not guilty in a Jackson County courtroom. Investigators say they found images of children engaging in sexual acts on his computer.

Police did not say where the children were from. Murray was arrested in September on two counts of sodomy. The grand jury indicted him on Monday.