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Secret Service officer charged with trying to solicit minor

1 year 4 months 1 week ago November 12, 2015 Nov 12, 2015 Thursday, November 12 2015 November 12, 2015 4:57 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Randall Chase

DOVER, Del. - Federal authorities say a Secret Service agent from Maryland sent obscene images and texts to someone he thought was a young Delaware girl, sometimes doing it while on duty at the White House.

Unbeknownst to agent Lee Robert Moore, the person he thought was a 14-year-old girl was actually an undercover Delaware police officer. Moore now faces state and federal charges.

According to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court in Wilmington, Moore surrendered Monday to Maryland State Police after being placed on administrative leave last week.

According to the complaint, Moore often engaged in online chats while on duty, once asking the girl to send him something "exciting" on a day when he was checking IDs for building entrance.

State officials said no attorney is listed as representing Moore.

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