By LYDIA BERGLAR
Dade County resident Donald Rudolph Moore, age 59, was arrested on Dec. 12 and charged with three counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit executed the investigation and arrest. Both the Dade County Sheriff’s Office and the Trenton Police Department assisted in the search warrant execution.
According to the GBI’s press release, the unit “began an investigation into Moore’s online activity after receiving Cybertip Reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the possible online possession of child sexual abuse material. This investigation led to search warrants at Moore’s two properties and his subsequent arrest.”
The press release continued, “Moore was transported to the Dade County Jail upon his arrest. This investigation is part of the ongoing effort by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, housed within the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, to identify those involved in the trade of child sexual abuse material. The ICAC Program, created by the U.S. Department of Justice, was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the Internet, the proliferation of child sexual abuse material, and the heightened online activity by predators searching for unsupervised contact with underage victims.”
GBI encourages anyone with information about cases of child exploitation to contact the child exploitation unit. Call (404) 270-8870 or report via CyperTipline.org.
Additionally, anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), visiting www.gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.