Photo by Alexander Nguyen
Photo by Alexander Nguyen

A 63-year-old Perris man accused of downloading and distributing child pornography was arrested Thursday by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents.

Jerry Glen Moran Jr. was taken into custody without incident a week after he was indicted on one count each of possession of child porn and advertisement of child porn, as well as two counts of distribution of child porn.

“The online child pornography market presents an ongoing threat to children, who are abused to produce material,” said U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker. “A child is victimized every time an image is generated and every time it is distributed. This defendant’s conduct is more serious because he advertised his collection to others.”

Moran made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in downtown Riverside, and his bail was set at $50,000.

In December 2014, the defendant is accused of making solicitations via the Internet to “receive, exchange, display, distribute and reproduce” sexually explicit images and videos of children.

Moran used an overseas website to transfer the material, communicating with the email handles “perrisjerry,” girlfinder and “buddingtits82,” court papers allege.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children obtained some of the photos and videos and confirmed that they were sexually exploitative, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The case was submitted to a federal grand jury last September, culminating in the indictment.

If convicted, Moran could face a statutory maximum sentence of 90 years in federal prison.

–City News Service

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