Brian Moore, 51, was sentenced to 188 months in prison on December 22, 2020 for transportation of child pornography in Charlotte, NC.
Brian must also serve 30 years of supervised release and register as a sex offender.
In total Brain possessed approximately 1,769 images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children. Brian told law enforcement that he had initially accessed child pornography for the purpose of incriminating another individual, but subsequently began viewing the child pornography himself.
On December 27, 2018, Brain was released on bond following his arraignment hearing. As a condition of his pretrial release, the court ordered Brian only to use electronic devices approved by the U.S. Probation Office.
On March 13, 2019, a U.S. probation officer conducted an unannounced visit at Brain’s residence, during which the officer located an unauthorized tablet computer in the bedroom. A review of the web history of the tablet showed that Brain’s search history was consistent with attempting to access child pornography and child erotica while on pretrial supervision.
As a result, Brain’s bond was revoked and he was taken into custody. On May 24, 2019, Brain pleaded guilty to transportation of child pornography.