Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Under Texas law, child pornography possession is a third-degree felony. If convicted, Moore faces two to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. After Moore’s arrest, a magistrate set his bond at $15,000. Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg’s office will handle the prosecution of Moore’s case.
Attorney General Abbott has earned a national reputation for aggressively arresting and prosecuting online child predators. In 2003, he created the Cyber Crimes Unit, which protects children from online sexual exploitation. The Cyber Crimes Unit and the Fugitive Unit, which locates sex offenders who have violated the terms of their parole, have combined to arrest more than 2,800 sex offenders.
For more information on Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to crack down on sex predators, visit www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call (800) 252-8011.