OGDEN — A Roy man is facing dozens of felony charges after he allegedly solicited explicit photographs from a child he met while playing video games online.
Justin Lee Moore, 19, has been charged with 36 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony. He was booked into jail on Monday.
The investigation into Moore began when the Weber County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office in Green Bay, Wisconsin about a complaint they had just received. They learned that a boy had been enticed online into sending “sexually explicit photographs and videos” to an unknown man named “Justin,” according to charging documents.
Wisconsin police found that “Justin” would send the boy in-game purchases in return for the photographs and videos. After serving a search warrant, Wisconsin police found the phone number attached to the account came back to a person in Roy, according to charging documents.
Police allege that “Justin” is in fact Justin Moore of Roy.
Investigators spoke with Moore, where he allegedly admitted to contacting the child and soliciting the explicit photos and videos from him. A search warrant was approved to search Moore’s phone, where investigators allegedly found several sexually explicit photos from the boy. Investigators also found Moore’s Google account information, where they allegedly found two explicit videos of the boy, according to charging documents.
Following Moore’s arrest, the Weber County Sheriff’s Office reminded parents to be observant with what their children are doing online.
Moore is being held at the Weber County Jail in lieu of a $200,000 bail. His initial appearance took place Wednesday, and his next appearance is scheduled for May 15 in Ogden’s 2nd District Court.