Investigation continues in child porn case

New details emerge in the viral child porn video case

Elmore County, Ala- It was the video seen around the world wide web- posted and shared numerous times on Facebook of a much older man involved in a sexual act with a young girl. That man is 44-year-old Germaine Moore of Millbrook, Alabama. Moore is now in custody after turning himself in to Millbrook police on Tuesday. Moore faces multiple felony charges in Michigan, with more charges expected to be filed in Alabama in the coming days. While authorities are certain they have the right man in custody, they'd also like to send a message to those online sharing the viral video. 

"Please stop. Please stop sharing the video," says Lt. Brooke Walker, Special Victims Unit Commander, Alabama Bureau of Investigations. "Number one: I can tell you that the child is safe. We do have the right person in custody that's involved with that video, and we want to make sure people understand, even out of disgust, even out of dislike or being outraged at the material in that video, or even just trying to save the child's life-it's still illegal to possess and disseminate child pornography." 

Lt. Walker tells News Three that investigators working the case have reason to believe Moore has additional underage victims, and urges parents to be vigilant and to monitor their children's electronic devices. 

"Children are so conditioned to be with that device and parents like to use it as a babysitting tool and it's not," says Lt. Walker. "You're opening the world wide web and you home to every child predator out there that can prey on your child and you won't know. It's right there in their back pocket." 

Due to the sensitive nature of the case and the ongoing investigation, authorities are slowly releasing details to the public. But there is one thing regarding the young victim that Walker is sure about. 

"That child will be a victim for the rest of her life because that video will follow her everywhere." 


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