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Milton Man Arrested For Federal Child Sex Crimes Committed In Fiji

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Florida

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Jason R. Moore, 42, of Milton, Florida, has been arrested on a federal criminal complaint. Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the charge today after Moore made his initial appearance in federal court in Pensacola.

The criminal complaint alleges that Moore engaged in “Illicit Sexual Conduct in Foreign Places” from March 2013 through February 2016.  Specifically, Moore is alleged to have engaged in these crimes in the Republic of Fiji.

Moore was arrested by Special Agents from the Department of Homeland Security and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Friday in Santa Rosa County.

Moore was ordered detained and will remain in the custody of the United States Marshals Service.

The case is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the New York State Police.  If you have any relevant information involving Jason R. Moore and his contact with minors, and would like to speak with an investigator, please contact Homeland Security Investigations and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at 850-595-2100 - Attn: Special Agents Ed Vincent/Vanessa Carmona/Andrew LaFlam.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David L. Goldberg and Trial Attorney Adam Braskich of the Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice and led by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Divisions Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), it marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation by a sworn affiant that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to due process, to include a fair trial, during which it is the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. To access public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website. For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.

Contact

United States Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Florida
(850) 216-3845
libby.lastinger@usdoj.gov
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Updated December 2, 2022

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