Defendant in Multi-State Child Sex Case Agrees to Global Plea DealMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Aug 23 2018 2:16 PM
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The man wanted in two states for sexually assaulting a young family member in a viral video agreed to a global plea deal in federal court Thursday.
Germaine Moore, 44, pleaded to a global agreement which combines the charges in Alabama's Middle District, Elmore County, and the Eastern District of Michigan. The binding plea agreement would send Moore to prison for 50 years, but the judge will have the final say in how much time Moore will spend in prison.
The District Attorney's Office in Wayne County, Michigan is seeking an independent prosecution.
Moore was the target of an international manhunt after he was identified in a viral video showing the sexual assault of a young girl. The video was reportedly created in Detroit, however, Moore was arrested in his hometown of Millbrook, Alabama in February.
According to investigators, the victim in the initial video was a relative from Detroit, but a search warrant at Moore's house in Millbrook turned up nearly 20 devices that eventually showed Moore also reportedly created child pornography in Elmore County with the same victim and her siblings.