Suspect in viral child sex assault video in custody

Jerrell Washington

Jerrell Washington

A man wanted in connection with a video showing the sexual assault of a child that went viral last week now faces multiple charges.

The victim has been located and is safe.

Many people are sharing the video in hopes of identifying the man shown abusing the child.

Anyone who can help authorities find Moore is asked to call the police, Crime Stoppers at 215-STOP, or the Alabama Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, at 334-353-1224.

Moore is also accused of sexually assaulting three young family members. Details are limited as this is an ongoing investigation. "If you receive this video through social media, report it to the social media platform and delete it immediately, " Garrett added.

In Detroit, Moore is charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct, using a computer to commit a crime and distribution child sexually abusive material. He also has active warrants in Detroit, Michigan.

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The Paducah Police Department says it wants to alert you about a video being shared on Facebook that could land you with felony charges if you share it.

Sources say videos may have been circulating for a year or longer before Detroit Police were made aware.

Montgomery police say they arrested another man, Jerrell Washington, in connection with this case Monday night. "We understand that sharing information sometimes brings a criminal to justice, but sharing amongst Facebook friends is not the way to do it".

Local, regional and global police have advised their citizens that sharing the video, no mater the noblest of intentions is a criminal offence.

Law enforcement agencies across the country warned viewing and sharing the video is a criminal offense, no matter the intention. Moore is being held in Elmore County Jail facing 11 charges, including sexual assault of a child, additional charges are pending. Authorities weren't initially sure where the video originated, but began investigating the assault as well as how and by whom the video was shared.

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