A Secret Service officer has been indicted after allegedly sending nude pictures of himself to an undercover cop posing as a 14-year-old girl.
The 37-year-old officer, Lee Robert Moore, was indicted on one count of attempting to transfer obscene materials to a minor, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Wednesday, according to Time Magazine.
Moore was arrested in November 2015. At the time, he was a member of the U.S. Secret Service-Uniformed Division and was assigned to perform his duties at the White House.
Moore was allegedly chatting with the “minor” over the mobile apps “Kik” and “Meet24.” And he supposedly messaged the girl for two months, including while he was at work, sending her photos and trying to get her to have sex with him.
“Delaware State Police Detectives with the Delaware Child Predator Task Force created a profile on this site, posing as a 14-year-old girl, with whom Moore allegedly engaged in a number of online chat sessions, via the ‘Meet24’ and ‘Kik’ mobile apps over a two-month period, including while Moore was at work,” the Department of Justice said in a statement.
Moore has been in custody since he was arrested on Nov. 9, 2015. He was indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury, the same day a hearing had been scheduled on a prosecution request that he remain in custody until trial, according to The Associated Press.
The agency has been caught up in several scandals, including agents who were caught attempting to solicit prostitutes overseas. And recently, a man jumped the White House fence and was able to make it past all workers and into the building.