Police Arrest Man Wanted For Detroit Sex Assaults, Widely-Shared Child Porn

Police Arrest Man Wanted For Detroit Sex Assaults, Widely-Shared Child Porn

Police Arrest Man Wanted For Detroit Sex Assaults, Widely-Shared Child Porn

Multiple media outlets have reported that a man turned himself in to Alabama authorities after a video had been shared on social media of sexual assault of a young child.

44-year-old Germaine Moore has been charged with Sexual Assault of a Child, Distribution of Video Depicting the Assault Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree, and other charges are pending.

According to WHNT, the child has been located and is safe, but the suspect, Germaine Moore, is still at large.

The video in question, being circulated on Facebook and other social platforms, shows a young girl being forced to perform oral sex on an adult male.

Authorities say he was not involved in the creation of the video, but that he shared it.

Prosecutors say these crimes were committed between 2011 until 2017, both at his home in Alabama and at his mother's home in Detroit.

Chief James Craig told reporters Tuesday that "the wisest counsel" is not to share the video, but to contact authorities immediately.

Meanwhile, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office in MI announced Monday evening Moore is facing multiple charges in Detroit, including four counts of criminal sexual conduct.

A woman, Tonya Moore, was taken into custody Monday night in connection with the investigation.

"When you receive you are actually a victim yourself, but when you share it you become a predator, a suspect and charges may be drawn up on you", Sgt. Loloita Rosser said.

The Paducah Police Department says it wants to alert you about a video being shared on Facebook that could land you with felony charges if you share it.

Jerrell Washington is charged with distributing the disturbing child pornography video online. "We understand that sharing information sometimes brings a criminal to justice, but sharing amongst Facebook friends is not the way to do it".

Law enforcement agencies throughout Alabama are conducting an ongoing criminal investigation surrounding the sexual assault of a child and the distribution of a video depicting the assault. He is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Facility, under a $100,000 bond.

But sharing the video could have legal repercussions for those who do so, since spreading child pornography is illegal no matter the intent.

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