Score:   1
Docket Number:   SD-OH  2:19-cr-00123
Case Name:   USA v. Moore
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Columbus man was sentenced in federal court today to 11 years in prison for distributing child pornography.

 

Michael D. Moore, 29, posed as a minor female on Facebook and sent child pornography files to a 14-year-old female.

 

Moore was a registered sex offender in Franklin County, as the result of a 2012 conviction for pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and importuning. In that case, Moore posed as a minor male on Facebook. After initially receiving a state community control sentence, Moore violated probation and was sentenced to nearly five years in prison.

 

Moore engaged in the federal offense conduct in this case seven months after being released from state custody, while he was still on state parole.

 

According to court documents, in September 2018, the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force forwarded two CyberTipline reports it had received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to the Franklin County ICAC Task Force.

 

Facebook and Google had each submitted tips to NCMEC regarding the uploading of child pornography images from Moore’s accounts.

 

Search warrants revealed explicit conversation between Moore (who was posing as a 12-year-old girl) and a 14-year-old on Facebook. Moore claimed to be the child in the pornography he shared with the victim.

 

During a search of Moore’s residence, investigators discovered four cell phones. One cell phone contained child pornography images. Three of the phones had password protection that initially prevented forensic examination and Moore refused to provide password information for the phones. Later access to two of those phones revealed additional child pornography files and a different online conversation with a victim who was 15 years old.

 

David M. DeVillers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Vance Callender, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost; and Franklin County Sheriff Dallas Baldwin announced the sentence imposed by U.S. District Court Judge Sarah D. Morrison. Assistant United States Attorney Heather A. Hill is representing the United States in this case.

 

 

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Description: The fiscal year of the data file obtained from the AOUSC
Format: YYYY

Description: The code of the federal judicial circuit where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the federal judicial district where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the district office where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: Docket number assigned by the district to the case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which cannot be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which can be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A sequential number indicating whether a case is an original proceeding or a reopen
Format: N5

Description: Case type associated with the current defendant record
Format: A2

Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, defendant number, and reopen sequence number
Format: A18

Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, and reopen sequence number
Format: A15

Description: The status of the defendant as assigned by the AOUSC
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the fugitive status of a defendant
Format: A1

Description: The date upon which a defendant became a fugitive
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which a fugitive defendant was taken into custody
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date when a case was first docketed in the district court
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which proceedings in a case commenced on charges pending in the district court where the defendant appeared, or the date of the defendant’s felony-waiver of indictment
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code used to identify the nature of the proceeding
Format: N2

Description: The date when a defendant first appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code indicating the event by which a defendant appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the type of legal counsel assigned to a defendant
Format: N2

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE1
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE1
Format: A3

Description: The FIPS code used to indicate the county or parish where an offense was committed
Format: A5

Description: The date of the last action taken on the record
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which judicial proceedings before the court concluded
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the final sentence is recorded on the docket
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the case was closed
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The total fine imposed at sentencing for all offenses of which the defendant was convicted and a fine was imposed
Format: N8

Description: A count of defendants filed including inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed excluding inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings commenced
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated including interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated excluding interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings terminated
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period including long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period excluding long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: The source from which the data were loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: A10

Description: A sequential number indicating the iteration of the defendant record
Format: N2

Description: The date the record was loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: Statistical year ID label on data file obtained from the AOUSC which represents termination year
Format: YYYY

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