Virginia Beach Man Convicted of Sharing Child Pornography on Peer to Peer File Sharing App

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Using computer to commit a crime in darkness.
Using computer to commit a crime in darkness.

NORFOLK, Va. – A federal jury convicted a Virginia Beach man today on charges of receiving and possessing images of child sexual abuse.

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, in July 2018, the FBI executed a search warrant at the residence of Bradley Jeffrey-Moe, 28, after an online undercover operation identified Moe as having made available dozens of images of child sexual abuse for download over various peer-to-peer networks. During the search, the FBI discovered five electronic devices which contained thousands of images of child sexual abuse, as well as digital records reflecting the use of peer-to-peer software to search for and download such images. When questioned by the FBI, Moe waived his rights and confessed that he had downloaded and viewed the images.

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Jeffrey-Moe is scheduled to be sentenced on March 25, 2021. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood 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.justice.gov/psc.

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G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Karl Schumann, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen accepted the verdict.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anthony Mozzi and Michael Gill are prosecuting the case.

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