New Civil Suit Releases Details of Alleged Rapes by Disgraced Ukiah Police Sergeant Kevin Murray

Ukiah Police Sergeant Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray when he worked as a sergeant for the Ukiah Police Department.

Former Ukiah Police Sergeant Kevin Murray is an accused serial sexual predator. He has faced claims that he forced himself upon a female UPD officer and broke into an escort’s hotel room and sexually assaulted her.

Murray’s alleged behavior first became public in January 2021 after he was charged with sexual battery and burglary for breaking into the Ukiah hotel room of a sex worker and coercing sex acts. The following month, Murray was brought up on charges of rape and forcible oral copulation of “Jane Doe” which allegedly took place in April and July 2014. 

Amid these accusations, a civil suit filed by a former Ukiah Police Department officer that is still being adjudicated claimed she was victimized by Murray. When she reported the sexual misconduct to UPD’s higher-ups she was met with a work culture of discrimination, and retaliation.

The allegations against Murray inflamed the Mendocino County public who looked to the justice system to hold him accountable. In September 2022, many were appalled when allegations of sexual battery, rape, and forced oral copulations were met with a plea of no contest for charges of witness intimidation and false imprisonment.

In what many consider a “sweetheart plea deal,” Murray was sentenced to two years probation with stipulations Murray was required to attend counseling for sex offenders. 

Now, a new accounting of Murray’s alleged predation has been made public in the form of a civil lawsuit filed by “Jane Doe”. The lawsuit contends Murray came to her Ukiah home on two separate occasions in 2014 coercing her to perform oral sex and later presenting a knife and firearm before vaginally raping her. 

The civil suit names Kevin Murray as well as the City of Ukiah Police Department as the defendants claiming the two parties hold responsibility for the alleged sexual assaults.

Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray booking photo.

It’s important to remember, her experience was not presented to the Sonoma County Probation Department, the agency charged with assessing Murray’s crimes and providing a recommended punishment based on them. It is not clear whether her account was deliberately excluded from the documents forwarded to Sonoma County probation or it was an accidental oversight.

The civil court documents are available for public review on the Mendocino County Superior Court Portal. Though her identity is revealed in the documents, out of sensitivity to the alleged victim, we will withhold the plaintiff’s name and use “Jane Doe” throughout the piece. 

We will present the entirety of the claims represented in Jane Doe’s civil lawsuit. Please note, this includes graphic descriptions of sexual violence that could be disturbing to readers. 

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Jane Doe’s accusations against Murray are described in one of the exhibits contained within the civil complaint. Exhibit A is a formal investigation report taken by Kevin Bailey, a long-time investigator of the Mendocino County District Attorney. Bailey spoke with Jane Doe at length in February 2021 about her alleged experiences with Murray.

From 2011-2013, Jane Doe attended Mendocino College’s nursing program along with a woman we will call C.K. The two sat next to each other and became close friends. 

C.K. became engaged to Kevin Murray during that time. Jane Doe was single and found herself socializing with C.K. and Murray. She lived at the 500 block of Ukiah’s Walnut Street, close enough to C.K. and Murray’s home that she could walk or ride her bike when she hung out with them. From her assessment at that time, Jane Doe saw Murray as a “good person.” 

Jane Doe also knew Murray in his role as a Ukiah Police officer, as did many of the city’s policemen, because there had been ongoing issues between her and an ex-husband.

C.K. and Jane Doe’s friendship ended before C.K. and Murray’s wedding. After a dispute over bridesmaid dresses, C.K. disinvited Jane Doe and unfriended her. 

According to Jane Doe, on April 10, 2014, she was mourning the loss of her dog who had died the day before after it was attacked by another dog.

Around 11:30 p.m., she was crying about her lost pet when she heard a knock on the front door. She opened the door and found an intoxicated Kevin Murray wearing civilian clothes who had driven there in his personal vehicle. She says she was “shocked to see him” but invited him inside to sit on the couch.

According to Doe’s account, Murray noticed that Jane Doe seemed upset, inquired what was wrong, and learned of the sudden loss of her pet the day before. Murray offered an apology, and Jane Doe asked “isn’t that why you’re here?” assuming he had read about the attack in police reports and had come to her home to offer his support. 

Jane Doe says she realized that Murray was not there to offer sympathy for the dog and asked him “then why are you here and why are you here when you’re drunk?”

At that point Doe says, Murray attempted to touch her breasts. She pushed him away. Jane Doe tried to deflect Murray by reminding him he was going to marry C.K. soon. He continued despite her protests attempting to put his hand down the v-neck of her shirt.

Realizing that the off-duty police officer had possible dark intentions, Jane Doe says she began to feel scared. Finally, after repeated attempts to touch her breasts, Murray allegedly said, “Just let me put my dick in your mouth.”

Jane Doe says she asked Murray if she obliged, did he promise to leave? Murray allegedly said, “yes, I will.” After that, he “stood up, undid his trousers, and exposed his penis.”

Doe says that Murray grabbed her hair and pulled her face towards him. While engaged in oral sex, Jane Doe says she brought up Murray’s fiancee to deflect him. Without ejaculating, Murray stopped and Jane Doe said it was time to leave and he did. She says was “shocked and horrified” by the experience.

Between two and three months later, Jane Doe was up late playing with a new puppy. Around 11:00 p.m., she heard another late-night knock on the door. Murray was once again on her doorstep and intoxicated. She was immediately uncomfortable and reminded Murray of the fact he was soon going to marry C.K. 

Allegedly, the situation became quickly physical when Murray came at Jane Doe from behind, grabbed hold of both arms, and pinned them behind her back. From there, he forced her into a bedroom, pushed her face down into the bed, pulled her pants down, and then his. 

Jane Doe says she watched Murray pull a fixed-blade knife from his pants followed by a .357 semi-automatic handgun, the same sort of weapon he carried while on duty. She asked, “you have a gun?” Murray responded, “I always have a gun when I come to your house.” Murray placed both weapons on the bed near Jane Doe.

According to Doe, Murray placed his hands and weight on her back pushing her into the bed, and said “this is the way you want it” and vaginally raped her. 

Jane Doe says she cried and told Murray “she did not want to be with him.” He replied “yes, you do” and she repeated “no”. 

Murray allegedly raped Jane Doe for five to ten minutes. She says she cried the entire time. When she protested, he said, “This is happening. You know you want me.”  He ejaculated. He was wearing a condom, removed it, tied it off on the top, and placed it in his pocket. After finishing, the two got dressed and Murray said, “I got to go.” 

Jane Doe says she realized that her son, at that time between 14-15 years old, had come home early from a friend’s house sometime during the assault. She told Murray she thought her son was home and he quickly fled out a side door leaving behind his firearm. 

As Murray fled, Jane Doe’s son entered her room and both saw Murray’s firearm and knife had fallen on the floor next to her bed. She ordered him out of the room and hid the weapons in her purse. 

A few hours after the assault, Murray allegedly snuck to Jane Doe’s bedroom window and called out her name. He told her, “I got to get my gun.” Jane Doe had him enter through the front door to grab the weapons from her purse. Murray did not say one word about the assault that had taken place hours before but did tell Jane Doe, “I really hope you take care of yourself.”

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When DA Investigator Kevin Bailey asked Jane Doe why she didn’t report her experiences to law enforcement, she said, “How am I going to tell the police that another cop did something. I did not trust them. They are probably going to throw me in jail. Who am I going to tell?” 

She wrote a letter to be read during the criminal proceedings against Murray. She wrote directly to her abuser, “You are a convicted felon now, a rapist, a thief, a kidnapper, and a liar. You took an oath to protect and serve the community of Ukiah. Instead, you abused your power in the most sickening, and volatile ways.”

Despite coming forward to confront her alleged rapist, Jane Doe’s experience was never brought before a jury of her peers. She now seeks monetary compensation in the form of a civil suit after the criminal courts denied her justice.

Jane Doe has moved away from Ukiah, is now married, and when she learned of the first charges against Murray made public in January 2021, she decided to speak out. “l wanted to speak to someone in authority and tell them the truth of what happened to me and how much it affected me,” she said.

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Local
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Local
15 days ago

What an abuse of power! I hope he gets what he has given to other’s when he hits prison!
My thoughts are with his victims. Bravery is what comes to mind!

Kym Kemp
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14 days ago
Reply to  Local

At this point, he is not expected to serve any prison time.

Nevertrustacop
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Nevertrustacop
13 days ago
Reply to  Kym Kemp

The saying goes, “one bad apple spoils the bunch”. As in, they are all rotten. If “bad cops” are not held accountable there are no good cops.

Permanently on Monitoring
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Permanently on Monitoring
15 days ago

This disgusting story has finally been reported in some minute detail…

I really think that Ukiah should screen employees more carefully.

Now I just want to hear the sentence.

Thanks Matt.

Lock him Up!
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Lock him Up!
14 days ago

There’s definitely something really really really really really really really wrong with this Fuk!

Farce
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Farce
15 days ago

Wow. “It is not clear whether her account was deliberately excluded from the documents forwarded to Sonoma County probation or it was an accidental oversight.” Accidental oversight?!! Okay- I think we are being way too kind with our assessment of the Ukiah Police department AND the Sonoma County Probation Department. We are being too kind to Judge Ann Moorman. We are being kind and understanding to the people who accommodate and excuse a violent rapist! We are guilty of Misplaced Compassion. We should be compassionate to the victims, not the criminal! This only erodes trust in all these branches of justice…makes me think that ALL police departments are corrupt and so why even bother filing complaints or calling in crimes….just like this victim felt. And how did we arrive at this sordid place? Because of actions by dishonorable people like Judge Ann Moorman, the Ukiah Police Department, the Sonoma County Probation Department. They should all be recalled, prosecuted, and punished for their dereliction of duty….

What!?D
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What!?
14 days ago
Reply to  Farce

Trust? Gone! A long time ago!

Jen
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Jen
14 days ago
Reply to  Farce

Don’t forget DA Dave Eyster… He should be #1 on the list of being recalled.

DA shyster
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DA shyster
13 days ago
Reply to  Farce

Ann Moorman is just as bad as Murry…Vote her out

guest`
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guest`
15 days ago

These men don’t change when they go to therapy for sex offending. There is no way to make a sex offender stop offending but locking them up away from their intended victims or capitol punishment.

Please read Why Does He Do That by Lundy Bancroft. These men are not “sick” in measurable way, they feel entitled to sex and they like rape, no one can counsel them out of raping women when they feel they have every right, as men, to rape women.

Mendocino Mamma
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Mendocino Mamma
15 days ago

Well apparently our DA staff can’t read in spite of lengthy degrees. These descriptions are pretty graphic and definitely would sway a jury trial. After you’ve been raped and had guns held to your head and other things it’s often times hard to find your temerity. You sit dazed too stunned to react. Also consider you’re trying to react against a officer nobody listens…yeah right HES AN OFFICER!

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15 days ago

Creepy.

Vermin Supreme
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Vermin Supreme
14 days ago

Charged as a felony, Sexual Battery is punishable by 2,3, or 4 years in PRISON. This guy got 2 years of probation. “Sweet Heart Deal” doesn’t even begin to cover the gross amount of nepotism being displayed here. I get it, Law Enforcement looks after their own. In victimless crimes were officers just took advantage of their position to gain power or money, it makes sense that they aren’t punished as severely (I’m not agreeing with it, that’s just how it is). However, this poor lady was raped REPEATEDLY. Then UPD tried to cover it up! And he gets 2 years of probation?!?! I can’t believe more people aren’t outraged.

The judge that allowed this to happen, the DA that brokered the deal, the investigator that intentionally fumbled, EVERYONE involved should lose their job. If this had been some average joe from the street that committed this crime, he’d be doing serious time. I’m disgusted with UPD for a complete lack of integrity, and even more so with the Mendocino Superior Court for allowing them to essentially let this guy off scott-free. 2 years probation is what people who get caught stealing gum get or first offender DUI’s get. Not rapists.

Ugh… People wonder why some of us have no faith in the justice system and those that enforce it. This is why. They play by their own rules, hold us to a different standard, and have allowed corruption to blur every line of morality.

Mendocino Mamma
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Mendocino Mamma
14 days ago
Reply to  Vermin Supreme

100%

Sheila Eacret
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14 days ago

This is a step up for breaking up the Corruption that goes on in Law Enforcement and I feel it was only delt with because victim was also a cop but they turned on her to for telling. You would be surprised how much they do and get away with and are sworn to secrecy that is why there are so much Suicide amongst Officers because some can’t handle what they see and ha e to keep quiet. The best criminal is a Cop because they cover up eachother.

Mendocino Mamma
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Mendocino Mamma
14 days ago
Reply to  Sheila Eacret

Agree with you 100%. Much like they say with the criminals they only catch about 10% of the Criminal action. They catch about 0% of the Criminal action of uniformed officers or entities. Then even if they do catch it or made aware of it they do nothing about it. And The Beat Goes On. A justice system is only for those that are judged to be scummy criminals by the judges and the judgees. With cops like these you won’t even get to trial it’ll be swept under the rug before you can blink an eye.

Last edited 14 days ago by Mendocino Mamma
thetallone
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thetallone
14 days ago

How much of this did Mendo DA David Eyster know? He should resign immediately.

Mendocino Mamma
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Mendocino Mamma
14 days ago
Reply to  thetallone

He knew EVERYTHING and hid it.

mortos
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mortos
14 days ago
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David Eyster is up for re-election in 2026. Try and remember to vote against this s**thead in the next election

Entering a world of pain
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Entering a world of pain
14 days ago
Reply to  mortos

If it’s like all the past elections I can remember. There won’t be any other options to vote for

Last edited 14 days ago by Entering a world of pain
dogglife
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dogglife
14 days ago
Reply to  mortos

When was the last time someone ran against him?

Mendocino Mamma
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Mendocino Mamma
14 days ago
Reply to  dogglife

Coming up on 13 years. By the end of this term with the new 6 year assignments it will be 2 years short of 20. Then consider he had issues with this. Did a lot of
cop and department bashing re this case…what gives?
https://m.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2019/09/20/mendo-da-upset-to-learn-of-former-epd-officers-past-dishonesty-will-dismiss-cases-that-require-his-testimony

cozy up
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cozy up
13 days ago
Reply to  mortos

👍👍👍 vote him out..We need a new DA and Sheriff.and sheepervisors..

Lynn H
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Lynn H
14 days ago

Because this goes unpunished and seriously undealt with, in the public’s mind it automatically reflects onto all other police officers in Ukiah. Real shame. Very real shame.

I suppose after a couple-few years he’ll be hired as a PO somewhere else and be a free ranging dangerous predator with a lot of power somewhere else.

What!?D
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What!?
14 days ago
Reply to  Lynn H

He’ll fit right in as a sergeant in Willits.

What!?D
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What!?
14 days ago

This isn’t just one set of isolated incidents perpetrated by one P.O.S. Who slipped through the vetting process. He is a murderous thug who joined a very large, dangerous gang of murderous thugs.

Mendocino Mamma
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Mendocino Mamma
14 days ago
Reply to  What!?

Yep… you ever watch any of Trent’s confessions of an ex cop on YouTube?
Your comment is right in line with the convo.

Vermin Supreme
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Vermin Supreme
14 days ago
Seldom Seen
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Seldom Seen
14 days ago

They’re idea of Justice, is “Just Us”

Mendocino Mamma
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Mendocino Mamma
14 days ago
Reply to  Seldom Seen

OOOOO! Perfect description.

I like stars
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I like stars
14 days ago

It is disgusting that his punishment is so slight.

I would recommend she get a peephole for her door and stop opening it for drunken weirdos.

Last edited 14 days ago by I like stars
Patriot
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Patriot
14 days ago

What else can be said law enforcment attracts some twisted people. And even some that do come with good intentions. Change for the worse when they get authority. This guy needs permanant punishment

K11111
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K11111
13 days ago
Reply to  Patriot

6 months training is not nearly enough. They need at least two years of specialized Psychology training so they can understand how to deal with different people and how to not let power/stress/trauma change them.

When they do background checks they talk to family and current friends when they should talk to former friends and ex’s to get a fuller picture.

Mendocino Mamma
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Mendocino Mamma
13 days ago
Reply to  K11111

Agreed becoming a law enforcement officer should at least require an associate’s degree. We don’t give enough credibility to the need to have mental health background, social services backgrounds. Knowing links to these types of things who to call when you’re having challenges you put a young police officer out there with 6 months schooling who never has dealt with anything in life and you start getting the things that are happening here. They are influenced by the older offices who may already be acting incorrigibly and it is normalizes the ridiculousness. Like having the taser training trailer filled with a zombie video and laughing about shooting them.

K11111
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K11111
13 days ago

The thumbnail on the article is just the K-9 Officer. It’s not funny because of the charges but it would be hilarious if it was a non violent crime. It looks like the dogs the suspect.

Scars
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Scars
13 days ago

Who really knows what the truth is and i would really prefer to never know. That’s between you all.
Sounds like a horny guy messing around with a drug addict liar prostitute. Ummm.. try not to get yourself in bad situations?
What happened to the german Shepard? And what does the dog have to with it. Where do cop dogs go at the end of the day?

Actually
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Actually
13 days ago
Reply to  Scars

Congratulations you have the only dumb and offensive comment!

Jen
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Jen
13 days ago
Reply to  Scars

Your comment is uninformed, disgusting, and just straight-up victim blaming. This guy assaulted more than 1 woman and not all of them were prostitutes but even if they were, it doesn’t excuse rape.

Big Rick
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Big Rick
12 days ago

Hide your kids hide your wife cuz Kevin be raping everybody up in here