Child sex-abuse suspect in viral video arrested

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Authorities in Alabama, USA say a man wanted for a child porn video being shared around the world, including in Jamaica, has been arrested.

This photo provided by Detroit Police Department shows Germaine Moore. Authorities in Alabama have identified the suspect and the victim in a child porn video being shared around the world. News outlets report that the victim has been located and is safe. Central Alabama CrimeStoppers announced warrants Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 against Germaine Moore of Millbrook, just outside Montgomery. Moore also is wanted in Detroit, where prosecutors allege that he sexually assaulted three girls. (Detroit Police Department via AP)

WSFA-TV reports that 44-year-old Germaine Moore turned himself into Millbrook Police around 2:30 am Tuesday. He is charged with sexual assault of a child, distribution of video depicting the assault and first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

News outlets report that the victim has been located and is safe.

Crime Stoppers executive director Tony Garrett tells Al.com that more charges are expected.

State Bureau of Investigation Lt. Brooke Walker says Moore’s fiancee was arrested Monday night and is not cooperating.

Moore also is wanted in Detroit, where prosecutors allege that he sexually assaulted three girls.

The video circulating on Facebook and other social media as far as France shows a young girl being coerced to perform oral sex on an adult.

Montgomery Police charged 42-year-old Jerrell Washington with distributing it, and warn that anyone who shares the video, even in outrage, can be charged as well.

In Jamaica, the video triggered local police to launch a probe. Authorities in Trinidad & Tobago also launched an investigation after it was alleged that the incident took place in the twin-island republic.

Trinidad and Tobago Police Service confirmed Tuesday that it was notified by US counterparts that a 44-year-old man wanted in connection with a ‘child porn video being shared around the world’ had been arrested.

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