GBI seeks public’s help in identifying juvenile victims of sexual exploitation

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying several juvenile victims in a case of sexual exploitation.

Dectavious Thomas Moore, 35, was arrested on May 30, 2018, and charged with multiple counts of sexual exploitation. The charges stem from a request for assistance by the Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office regarding a case involving Moore. He had previously been arrested by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office in September 2017 for enticing a child for indecent purposes. A search of his cell phone found images of child pornography.

Following a search of his residence at 2552 Kelly Street in Lithonia, agents found evidence to suggest that the sexually explicit images were produced at that location. He was subsequently arrested and charged in DeKalb County with two counts of child molestation, one count of aggravated sexual battery, and one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes. He is currently being held in the DeKalb County jail and additional charges against him are expected.

Based on the images, it is believed that six to eight children were exploited by Moore, but only three have been positively identified. The GBI is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the remaining children. The victims are all black females between the ages of 7 – 14 years of age.

Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI CEACC Unit at 404-270-8870 or by email at Tips@gbi.ga.gov.

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