FLORIDA — A Milton man has been arrested and charged with child sex crimes allegedly committed overseas and locally, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has announced.
Jason R. Moore, 42, of Milton, was arrested on a federal criminal complaint, said Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. Moore made his initial appearance last week in federal court in Pensacola.
In addition to the federal charges, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) announced that Moore also faces state charges of lewd and lascivious molestation on a victim under 12 from 2006 in Pensacola.
According to the FDLE, Moore was a preacher who led missionary trips in Florida, throughout the United States, Canada, and Fiji.
The federal criminal complaint alleges that Moore engaged in “Illicit Sexual Conduct in Foreign Places” from March 2013 through February 2016. Specifically, Moore is alleged to have engaged in these crimes in the Republic of Fiji.
Moore was arrested by Special Agents from the Department of Homeland Security and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on December 2 in Santa Rosa County.
Moore was ordered detained and will remain in the custody of the United States Marshals Service.
The case is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the New York State Police.
If you have any relevant information involving Jason R. Moore and his contact with minors, and would like to speak with an investigator, please contact Homeland Security Investigations and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at 850-595-2100 – Attn: Special Agents Ed Vincent/Vanessa Carmona/Andrew LaFlam.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David L. Goldberg and Trial Attorney Adam Braskich of the Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.