Hundreds of images, videos retrieved from devices belonging to child sex abuse suspect

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Germaine Moore, the suspect in one of the highest profile child sex abuse cases of 2018, is edging closer to trial.

Moore is in both the state and federal system. His federal trial is roughly five weeks away.

Moore faces federal charges of sexual exploitation of a child.

He was thrust into the spotlight when police identified him as the man shown in a viral video, reportedly sexually assaulting a young girl. We soon learned the video was produced in Detroit, but Moore lived in Millbrook, Alabama.

In February, investigators seized nearly 20 devices from his residences, including phones, laptops and hard drives.

One month later in a news conference, investigators said Moore produced child pornography in the River Region, similar to the video in question from Detroit.

Investigators found a mini SD card hidden inside Moore's cell phone case. In March, investigators announced they had uncovered nine pictures and two videos that had been produced in Moore's house in Millbrook, an apartment in Prattville and a van that was parked on Moore's property.

"It's very consistent with somebody who is a sexually violent predator. It's as simple as that," stated Lt. Brooke Walker, of the hidden SD card. "He was not willing to let go of something that he considered a treasure."

Fast forward to July, we now know much more about those devices, and the media it contained.

In newly filed federal documents, the government cites more than 600 images and videos of possible child pornography, 28 pictures and one video of child erotica, and 141 items of interest - media that appears to be child pornography, but is still under evaluation.

The mini SD card in question from March reportedly holds more than 400 images and videos of possible child pornography.

Moore faces five counts in state court in Elmore County for rape and facilitating travel to meet a child for sex. This state case has not gone before a grand jury.

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