Suspect, victim in widely shared child porn video identified

Screen shot of Germaine Moore courtesy of Central Alabama Crimestoppers Facebook page

Screen shot of Germaine Moore courtesy of Central Alabama Crimestoppers Facebook page

State, federal and global authorities began searching for the suspect and the unidentified little girl after a video of the abuse went viral on social media.

Moore is charged in Alabama with sexual assault of a child, distribution of video depicting the assault and first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Raleigh police, in a statement, told city residents that if they got the video and shared it, it could result in criminal charges.

Moore's wife, Tanya Moore was also arrested Tuesday morning after police say she concealed Moore's whereabouts.

He is also wanted in Detroit where prosecutors say he assaulted three girls.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office says the assaults happened while Moore was babysitting the kids while their mother was at work.

Moore is charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct and sexual abusive activity. More charges against Moore are expected, said Tony Garrett, executive director of Crime Stoppers.

The little girl in the video has been located and is safe. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

According to a release from Central Alabama CrimeStoppers Moore surrendered at about 2.30am after warrants were issued.

He said it's a multi-state investigation with victims in Alabama and three identified in Detroit where Moore used to live. "We, just like you, want the person (s) that are abusing this child captured and brought to justice".

No word yet when Moore may be transferred to Detroit to face charges. We're told one other man has also been arrested in connection with this case, for helping distribute the explicit video.

When the child pornography started showing up in Facebook messages and elsewhere on social media, law enforcers, including those in the Upstate, warned people to report it to the social media platform and delete it immediately, as they should any child pornography that shows up online.

"We do not allow the sharing of child exploitative images on Facebook or Messenger - even to express outrage". People can call their local law enforcement office to notify about the situation but not forward the content to the department's Facebook page.

"Everyone involved in this investigation stand committed to exhausting all resources and strives to protect children from sexual exploitation, arresting those that prey on society's most vulnerable victims", Walker said.

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