Delaware Public Media
A former secret service agent has been indicted by a federal grand jury in for alleged attempted sexual exploitation of a teen girl.
Thirty-seven-year-old Lee Robert Moore is a Maryland resident who was assigned to a White House secret service detail when he was arrested last month.
The Delaware District U.S. Attorney says in a statement that Moore had profiles on various apps used for exchanging pictures and messages.
State police created a profile on one posing as a 14-year-old girl. Moore exchanged messages and pictures with the fake profile for two months, including some while he was at work. Some were sexually explicit.
Moore faces one count of trying to transfer obscene materials to a minor.
The case against him was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a national Department of Justice initiative to fight child sexual abuse.
Kudos to Project staff and the Dept of Justice. You may well have saved one, or many, children from being abused.