Jason James Murphy is being tried on a charge of failing to comply with sex offender registry laws. As Jason James, he had cast children in films like 'Super 8' and 'The Three Stooges.'A Hollywood casting director charged with failing to comply with sex offender registry laws testified Tuesday that his use of a professional alias was not an attempt to hide his criminal past.
"I've spent so long trying to become a productive member of society there's nothing I want to do to go back to jail," Jason James Murphy told a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge during a hearing in Beverly Hills to determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to proceed to trial.
Murphy, who used the stage name "Jason James" to cast child actors in films like "Super 8" and "The Three Stooges," is charged with failure to file a name change with authorities as required by the sex offender statute. He was convicted in Washington state of the 1996 kidnapping of an 8-year-old boy and served five years in prison...read more