Former Secret Service agent sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexting with minor

Lee Robert Moore, 38, to serve lifetime of supervised release

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A former Secret Service agent was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Daniel T. K. Hurley, of the Southern District of Florida, to 20 years in prison for sexting with a minor.

Lee Robert Moore, 38, pleaded guilty May 1 to enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity and attempting to transfer obscene materials to a minor.

His prison sentence will be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release.

Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice said Moore was assigned to the White House at the time of his arrest on Nov. 9, 2015, and he has remained in custody since that time. Moore has since been fired from his Secret Service position.

Authorities said undercover detectives posed as a 14-year-old girl on the Meet24 and Kik chat apps, and Moore sent them photos of his penis.

Authorities said they communicated with him for two months, during which his second child was born and experienced a medical condition that required a significant surgery. 

Authorities said Moore planned to travel to Delaware to have sex with the teen.

According to plea documents, Moore continued to communicate with a minor in Florida after he was arrested.

Moore confessed to communicating with the girl and sending sexually explicit photos of himself to her. He also confessed to enticing the minor to send him sexually explicit photos of herself.

Prosecutors said Moore engaged in the same behavior with a 14-year-old girl in Texas and a 17-year-old girl in Missouri.

Moore requested that his federal charges in Delaware be transferred to the Southern District of Florida so that he could plead guilty to both charges at once.

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