Suspect in multi-state child sex case faces initial indictment in AL

Suspect in multi-state child sex case faces initial indictment in AL

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A high-profile child sex defendant has been served with an initial indictment in a multi-state investigation.

Germaine Moore, 44, faces charges in four jurisdictions after a viral video was discovered that reportedly shows him sexually assaulting a young child.

Federal court documents indicate a grand jury in Alabama's Middle District indicted Moore on three counts of sexual exploitation of a child, representing actions against the three victims that are reportedly related to Moore.

Investigators continue to search for additional victims, which would result in new state and federal charges.

In March, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Montgomery announced eleven charges against Moore after recovering sexually explicit content that was produced in Elmore and Autauga Counties. Investigators described the nine images and two videos to be similar to the viral video that put Moore on the map in early 2018. The same victims from Detroit were identified on the new evidence.

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 been bound over for grand jury consideration.

Federal court records from the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Michigan indicate their complaint against Moore lapsed as no indictment has handed down 30 days after the complaint was filed.

Attempts by phone and email to reach the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit for comment were not returned. Court records for Wayne County, Michigan cite twelve counts and a warrant signed in February, but nothing else.

An email from the public information officer with the District Attorney's Office indicated the case had not been indicted as Moore has not had a preliminary hearing.

Moore will be arraigned in federal court later in May.

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