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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Superseding Indictment Filed Against Vestavia Hills Doctor on Additional Charges of Producing and Possessing Child Pornography

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A six-count superseding indictment filed in U.S. District Court today charges DR. RONALD TAI YOUNG MOON, JR., of Vestavia Hills, with additional counts of producing and possessing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr.  Moon is a physical medicine doctor who practices at a clinic called The Industrial Athlete in Birmingham.  In June, Moon was indicted on one count of producing child pornography between 2007 and 2010, and one count of possessing child pornography in January of this year.  The superseding indictment adds three production counts, including two for producing child pornography in the 1990s, and one for producing child pornography in the early 2000s.  The superseding indictment also adds another charge for possessing child pornography in January 2019.

Each count of production of child pornography carries a penalty of 15 to 30 years in prison, and a maximum $250,000 fine.  The maximum penalty for each count of possession of child pornography is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 31, 2019