Dallasblack.com: Man Identified In Viral Child Pornography Video Shared Through Facebook Messenger In Custody + Wife Also Arrested For Choosing Him Over Her Kids

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Man Identified In Viral Child Pornography Video Shared Through Facebook Messenger In Custody + Wife Also Arrested For Choosing Him Over Her Kids

By: Elliah Dash-Stell

Man Identified In Viral Child Pornography Video Shared Through Facebook Messenger In Custody + Wife Also Arrested For Choosing Him Over Her Kids
An Alabama man has turned himself in to the police, after being identified as a suspect in a viral child pornography video that was shared on Facebook Messenger last week. 

Yikes.

AL.com is reporting that, on Monday, arrest warrants were issued against 44-year-old Germaine Moore by the Alabama Internet Crime Against Children Task Force and Central Alabama Crime Stoppers.

The man turned himself into Millbrook police about 2:30 AM, ICAC Lt. Brooke Walker confirmed.

"We're definitely glad he's in custody,'' Walker told AL.com on Tuesday. “I’ve been doing this for 12 years, and he's the top."


His fiancee, Tonya Hardy, was arrested Monday night after she failed to cooperate with investigators following a search of Moore’s Millbrook home.

“After multiple attempts to locate Moore, Moore’s wife, Tonya Hardy Moore, arrived at the residence and chose not be cooperative in the search for Moore,” commented Lt. Walker.

“Basically she chose him over her children,” Walker said.


In the video posted to Facebook, Moore allegedly forces a young girl (whose age has not been specified) to perform oral sex. The little girl in the video was eventually identified, located, and placed in safe care.
He is charged in Alabama with sexual assault of a child, distribution of video depicting the assault and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. More charges against Moore are expected, Tony Garrett, executive director of Crime Stoppers, noted.

Moore was wanted on 11 felony charges in Alabama and Detroit. Moore is also charged with sexually abusing three girls under the age of 13 from 2011 to 2017 is expected to be extradited to Michigan to face his charges of sexual assault, FOX 2 News in Michigan says.

Investigators were able to identify Moore from the video, after they were able to figure out who the little girl was. They soon questioned her and her statement led to the multiple arrest warrants being issued against Moore.


Authorities are also looking into the spread of the child pornography. While thousands of people have shared the video in an effort to identify the suspect, authorities are reminding people that sharing it...is also a child sex crime!


"This video has been shared widely on social media. As this investigation proceeds, law enforcement issues a reminder to the public that possession, dissemination or sharing of this video is a criminal act punishable under the Code of Alabama, SS13A-12-191, Dissemination or public display of obscene matter containing visual depiction of persons under 17 years of age involved in obscene acts, a Class B felony; and SS13A-12-192(b), Possession and possession with intent to disseminate obscene matter containing visual depiction of persons under 17 years of age involved in obscene acts, a Class C felony."


"If you receive this video through social media, report it to the social media platform and delete it immediately,'' Garrett explained. "Do not share it, as criminal charges may result."



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