Former Secret Service Agent Pleads Guilty to Sexting Teens

(CN)- A former Secret Service agent has pleaded guilty to sexting with underage girls while on duty at the White House and trying to lure at least one into a sexual encounter.

Lee Robert Moore, 38, of Church Hill, Maryland, was assigned to the White House when he was arrested on November 9, 2015.

Moore was immediately fired by the Secret Service, and he has remained in custody ever since.

Prosecutors said Moore, a married father, came to investigators’ attention in 2015 when he began communicating with at least two undercover officers posing as underage girls.

They said a subsequent investigation showed he frequently engaged in online sex chats while he was supposed to be guarding the White House.

According to court documents, Moore created profiles for himself on “Meet24”, a social media dating application, and “Kik,” a social media chatting app for mobile phones.

Both apps allow users to exchange photos, texts, ad voice messages.

During one of his Kik sessions with an individual he believed to be a 14 girl “the defendant initiated a conversation about sex and … prior sexual experiences.”

Unbeknownst to Moore, the girl, identified only by the user name UC-1, was in reality  a detective with the Delaware State Police Department’s Child Predator Task Force.

“The defendant asked if UC-1 masturbated and stated that when they met in person, he wanted to make UC-I have several orgasms,” the stipulation says. “The defendant further stated that he would like UC-1 to perform oral sex on him and in return he would perform oral sex on UC-1 and penetrate her digitally.”

On Wednesday Moore pleaded guilty to a number of charges before Senior U.S. District Judge Daniel Hurley, including enticement of a minor and attempted transportation of obscene material to a minor.

Under the terms of the plea deal, the government agreed not to prosecute for any additional victims it learns of in the future.

Bruce Lehr of Miami-based Lehr Levi and Mendez represented Moore.

He told Courthouse News, “As you can tell from the documents, Mr. Moore is fully accepting all responsibility and will do his best to make all victims whole.”

No date has been set for Moore’s sentencing. He faces up to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

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