Last week, a disturbing video began circulating on social media showing a young black female minor being sexually assaulted by an adult black male. The video prompted a response from several police departments across the country, who warned against sharing the clip citing child pornography.
On Tuesday (Feb. 6), 44-year-old Germaine Moore of Millbrook, Alabama was arrested in connection with the video. He is charged with sexual assault of a child, distribution of video depicting the assault and criminal sexual conduct first degree.
According to WSFA, other charges against Moore are pending and he will be placed on hold for multiple related felony charges in Detroit.
A woman, Tonya Moore, was also taken into custody. It’s unclear if the two are engaged or married.
Authorities served a search warrant at Germaine Moore’s home on Monday, which is where Tonya was arrested. Investigators say they believe she was a flight risk and needed to be taken in.
Authorities advised anyone who received the video to report it to social media and delete it immediately.
Police recently arrested a Montgomery man for sharing the video and charged him with one count each of possession and dissemination of child pornography.