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Police, federal agents raid Chesterfield home

Posted at 7:14 PM, Aug 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-28 19:14:56-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Cameras were rolling as police and federal agents raided the Chesterfield home of a Henrico schools employee Friday morning.

Forensic officers and detectives from the FBI's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force removed a computer tower and other evidence from the home off Francill Court.

According to county tax records, the property belongs to Joseph Murphy.

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Cameras were rolling as police and federal agents raided the Chesterfield home of a Henrico schools employee Friday morning.

Law enforcement sources told WTVR CBS 6 that Murphy is an employee at Henrico schools and the focal point of their investigation.

Henrico schools spokesman Andy Jenks released a statement Friday afternoon saying "Joseph Murphy has been placed on administrative leave. Mr. Murphy's position is not based at a school. We have no additional information to share at this time."

A federal source said it will take time to go through the evidence pulled from this home.

"It can happen anywhere," said neighbor Mary Allen, who heard police knocking on doors early Friday.

“It concerns me because this is generally a quiet neighborhood for the most part," she said.

Murphy has not been arrested, but his house is the focal point of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation.