Utah man enticed Wisconsin boy through online gaming, faces 36 felonies, charges state

Utah man enticed Wisconsin boy through online gaming, faces 36 felonies, charges state

(Weber County Sheriff's Office)

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OGDEN — A 19-year-old Roy man who investigators say was engaging in sexually graphic conversations with a 12-year-old Wisconsin resident now faces 36 felonies.

Justin Lee Moore was charged Tuesday in 2nd District Court with 36 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony. An initial court appearance was held Wednesday. Moore's next court hearing was scheduled for May 15.

According to charging documents, Weber County sheriff's deputies were contacted by the Brown County Sheriff's Office in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 17. The mother of a 12-year-old boy in Wisconsin reported that her son had been enticed into sending "extremely sexually explicit photographs and/or videos" to a man her son had met through online gaming.

Moore offered the boy $100 in gaming purchases for pictures, the charges state.

Using cellphone data, detectives were led to Moore's house, according to charging documents. Investigators who searched Moore's phone found 21 sexually explicit photographs of the boy and 13 other sexually explicit photographs, according to charging documents. Another search of Moore's Google account led to the discovery of two sexually explicit videos "of unidentified male children," the charges state.

Bail was set at $200,000. If Moore should make bail, he was ordered to have no contact with juveniles, including the victim, and not have any access to the internet.


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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.


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