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AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC at 410-209-4885
JANUARY 9, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PENNSYLVANIA MAN FACES A MINIMUM OF 30 YEARS IN PRISON
FOR CONVICTION IN INTERNET SEX TRAVEL CASE
BALTIMORE, Maryland - United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announces that today Thomas C. Moser, age 37, of Leighton, Pennsylvania, was convicted of using the internet to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, interstate travel to engage in a sexual act with a minor and using the internet to obtain control of a minor for the purpose of producing child pornography. Judge Bennett scheduled sentencing for March 31, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
According to testimony presented at trial, in May 2005, Moser contacted the undercover postal inspector in an internet chat room partially entitled “incest.” Moser continued his on-line conversations with the postal inspector and asked if he could travel from his home in Pennsylvania to Frederick, Maryland in order to have sexual relations with the undercover postal inspector’s 14 and 12 year-old daughters. Moser also stated he would bring photographic equipment with him to record his sexual activities with the girls.