Millbrook man gets 50 years for child porn conviction

Millbrook resident Germaine Moore was sentenced to five decades in prison on three counts of producing child pornography. (File)

A Millbrook man was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison Thursday after pleading guilty to three counts of production of child pornography, according to an announcement by United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin Sr.

Germaine Moore, 45, was sentenced without the possibility of parole after he pleaded guilty to the three charges in August. Upon completion of his prison sentence, Moore will be subject to supervision for the remainder of his life.

In late January, law enforcement officials received reports of a video on Facebook that portrayed an adult male subjecting a child to sexual contact. The video was traced to Moore, authorities said.

Police said three children were interviewed and accused Moore of sexually abusing them and producing video of the abuse.

The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation searched Moore’s residence in February and reported finding child pornography on devices in his home and in a Prattville apartment Moore had access to. Moore was found in possession of an SD card containing 190 child pornography videos and an IBM hard drive containing 231 child pornography images.

The case was investigated by the SBI, which received assistance from police departments in Alexander City, Millbrook, Prattville and Montgomery, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, U.S. Marshal’s Service, National Center for Missing and exploited Children, Michigan State Police, Detroit Police Department and Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Hal Taylor credited collaboration between all levels of law enforcement, as well as input from the public, for Moore’s arrest.

“Without a tip, we may never have discovered Moore’s predatory crimes or taken him into custody within a matter of days,” Taylor said.

Franklin referred to Moore’s crimes as “revolting and despicable,” and said no child should endure what Moore’s victims went through.

 “We hope this sentencing sends a warning to anyone that sexually assaults or exploits a child that we will not sit by and allow it to happen,” Franklin said. “People in our community want to protect children and they will help law enforcement find predators and put them away for a long time.”