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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Vestavia Hills Doctor Indicted on Charges of Producing and Possessing Child Pornography

BIRMINGHAM – Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested a Birmingham-area doctor for producing and possessing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr.

A two-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court last week charges DR. RONALD TAI YOUNG MOON, JR., of Vestavia Hills, with one count of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.  Moon is a physical medicine doctor who practices at a clinic called The Industrial Athlete located in Birmingham.  Moon is charged with producing child pornography sometime between 2007 and 2010.  Moon is charged with possessing child pornography on or about January 15 of this year.

Producing child pornography carries a penalty of 15 to 30 years in prison, and a maximum $250,000 fine.  The maximum penalty for possessing child pornography is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney John B. Ward and First Assistant U.S. Attorney Lloyd C. Peeples, III are prosecuting.

An indictment contains only charges and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 4, 2019