MONTGOMERY, AL – Today, Germaine Moore, 45, of Millbrook, Alabama, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for three counts of production of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr., Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Hal Taylor, District Attorney Randall Houston, and FBI Special Agent in Charge James Jewell. Moore had previously pled guilty to the charges in August 2018. There is no parole in the federal prison system. Upon completion of 600 months in prison, Moore will be subject to supervision for the rest of his life.
The case began on or about January 31, 2018, when law enforcement officials received complaints regarding a Facebook video posting depicting a child performing oral sex on an adult male. Law enforcement traced the video to Moore. Three minor victims were interviewed and disclosed that Moore had sexually abused them and produced videos of the sexual abuse. On February 5, 2018, the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) executed search warrants on Moore’s Millbrook, Alabama home. SBI located additional child pornography images on various devices found in Moore’s home and later in an apartment that he had access to in Prattville, Alabama. Investigators found that Moore possessed around 190 child pornography videos on an SD card, and 231 child pornography images on an IBM hard drive.
“Moore’s crimes are revolting and despicable,” said U.S. Attorney Franklin. “When predators exploit children, they rob them of their innocence and their wellbeing. No child should have to endure what Moore’s victims went through. We hope this sentence sends a warning to anyone that sexually assaults or exploits a child that we will not sit by and allow it to happen. People in our community want to protect children, and they will help law enforcement find predators and put them away for a long time.”
“Collaboration on all levels of law enforcement is effective as evidenced by the investigation and prosecution of Germaine Moore, but we also depend on the public’s assistance,” stated Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Hal Taylor. “Without a tip, we may never have discovered Moore’s predatory crimes or taken him into custody within a matter of days.”
“The U.S. Attorney’s Office and ALEA are the real heroes in this case,” said Randall Houston, District Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit. “Their relentless pursuit of justice is truly inspiring. I am extremely proud of the joint effort by everyone to go above and beyond to make sure this predator won’t ever have access to another child.”
This case was investigated by the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, United States Marshal’s Service, Michigan State Police, Detroit Police Department, Millbrook Police Department, Prattville Police Department, Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office, Alexander City Police Department, and Montgomery Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Hollie Worley Reed of the Middle District of Alabama.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.