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Alabama man arrested in child porn video investigation

Published: Saturday, February 03, 2018 @ 5:55 PM
Updated: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 1:46 AM
By: Breaking News Staff

UPDATE @1:45 a.m. 2/7/18: 

Police have arrested an Alabama man suspected of being in a viral child pornography video.

Jermaine Moore is on the video with a 6-year-old girl appearing to perform a sex act on him, said Elmore County District Attorney Randall Houston. 

He is accused of abusing three girls, and authorities said they are looking for more victims. The victims are now between 9 and 12 years old, and the alleged abuse happened during a six-year span ending in 2017.

The victim in the video recently circulated on social media has been identified, and is safe, authorities said.

His wife, Tanya Hardy Moore, was charged with hindering prosecution, according to media reported.

Moore was charged with several counts of criminal sexual conduct.

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FIRST REPORT

2/3/18: A disturbing video that appears to show child pornography has gone viral on Facebook as people are sharing it in hopes of finding the perpetrator.

But that’s exactly the wrong thing to do, police warn.

Anyone who comes across it is advised to notify Facebook of the content and delete the video from your account.

Law enforcement already is aware and it’s under investigation. Police agencies from Alabama to France have gotten complaints as the video continues to spread.

Tony Garrett, executive director of Central Alabama Crime Stoppers, told AL.com “some things point to” the video being made in Alabama, but there’s no confirmation.