The suspect in a viral video showing a young girl forced to perform oral sex on an adult man is now in police custody.
ALEA's Internet Crime Against Children Task Force and Central Alabama Crime Stoppers on Monday announced warrants against 44-year-old Germaine Moore. Moore, who lives in the Millbrook area, turned himself into Millbrook police about 3:30 a.m. ICAC Lt. Brooke Walker said the media blitz Monday night led to his surrender.
"We're definitely glad he's in custody,'' Walker told AL.com Tuesday. "I've been doing this for 12 years, and he's the top."
The girl in the video was located and is safe. Authorities said she was 6 at the time the video was made, but they can't say exactly when the video was shot. "There was some time lapse,'' Walker said.
Moore is charged in Alabama with sexual assault of a child, distribution of video depicting the assault and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. More charges against Moore are expected, said Tony Garrett, executive director of Crime Stoppers.
His fiancee, Tonya Hardy, was arrested Monday night after she failed to cooperate with investigators following a search of Moore's Millbrook home. She will be charged with hindering prosecution. Though she goes by the last name of Moore, her social media indicates they planned to be married later this year.
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