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A Secret Service officer has pleaded guilty to sexting, from the White House, an undercover officer he thought was 14 years old. Lee Robert Moore, who has been terminated from his post of checking identification at the White House entrance, also admitted (PDF) to sending a minor girl sexually explicit pictures of himself and of enticing her to do the same.

According to his court admission, Moore befriended an undercover officer and other girls on a website called Meet24 and on the Kik messenger application.

According to court documents, (PDF) the defendant in 2015 told an undercover officer posing as a teen girl that he was texting her "in the break room" and that he had "to go relieve someone else to go on break."

In a statement, the Justice Department said:

"Moore maintained a profile on the social media application “Meet24,” which provides a mobile-based platform for exchanging digital images, as well as voice and text messages. Delaware State Police Detectives with the Delaware Child Predator Task Force created a profile on this site, posing as a 14-year-old girl, with whom Moore engaged in a number of online chat sessions, via the “Meet24” and "Kik" mobile apps over a two-month period, including while Moore was at work. A number of the online chats between Moore and the undercover officers posing as a female minor were sexual in nature and, on several occasions, Moore sent pictures of himself, including one sexually explicit image".

Moore faces a minimum 10-year prison term. No sentencing date has been set. He remains jailed following his November 2015 arrest.

2017.03.03 / 17:48
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