Elderly Man Admits To Possessing Child Porn

An elderly Newport has admitted to possessing child pornography, found after he took his PC in for repair.

George Moore faces up to 10 years in prison after his guilty plea in federal court Wednesday.

Authorities say in May 2007 the 74-year-old Moore took this personal computer into a repair business in Havelock where an employee found a number of images of children performing sexual acts.

After a search warrant, police say they found more than 10,000 sexually explicit images of children on another computer at the man's home.

Sentencing for Moore is set for February 22nd.


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 20, 2009 at 06:17 PM
    Looking is not as bad as the real thing? Do you really think a person looking at kiddie porn is going to be content with just watching? It can be established how long, how often, how much was intentionally down loaded to a computer. The government is not making the pictures they use to bait a pedophile with are they? Maybe you shouldn't get life for looking and yes, the makers of child porn should get really hard sentences but what kind of person would even knowingly watch a child abused for a second. What kind of person looks at a child with lust anyway.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Nov 20, 2009 at 02:25 PM
    I am reposting this; It is entirely possible to get bad things on your computer without your knowledge. Don't visit porn sites to begin with. If you go to a webpage and your antivirus signals spyware/virus, back out of the page. Run your antivirus software once a week, and visit your local newsstand if you want more explicit reading material.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Nov 20, 2009 at 11:43 AM
    Here's my 2 cents worth; I read a lot about computer viruses, maintenance, updates, downloading, etc. I can tell you that if you 'download information of any kind' it is entirely possible that you could get something on your computer you do not know about, including XXX-rated stuff; it happens all the time. The best way to prevent this is, be careful what you Google/browse for, and if your anti-virus says 'spyware/virus warning', back out of the site or hit the 'X' to close the window. If you type a search, and XXX photos/information comes up instead of 'Chicken Casserole', get outta there. Be diligent about deleting cookies/temp. files, but bottomline...don't look at porn on your computer! Go to the store and buy a mag for cripes sake! By the way, I am female and hate porn, but if you must have it, go to the news stand.
  • by Jo Location: Newport NC on Nov 19, 2009 at 08:13 AM
    I loved reading these responses...I have answers for several them...my son was entrapped by the federal government for viewing child porno that THEY sent to him...The sad thing is that our federal government maintains these website with children that have been exploited and then condems those who look...My son got 8.2 years, $10,000.00 fine, register as a sex offender and life probation...all for looking...I agree let's get the crap off the internet...but it is our government as well...Anyone interested in fighting the true problem...
  • by smith Location: greenville on Nov 18, 2009 at 06:21 PM
    i find your picture with the crayons and blocks under the child porn disturbing. i know that the subject mater is desturbing in itself, but i think you guys could have picked a better display for this story. such as just the word child porn. i say once more i know the subject matter is bad enough.
  • by jack Location: here on Nov 18, 2009 at 05:07 PM
    The courts are so stupid, people download stuff on the internet, all the time , its easy to do, you may not even know what you are downloading? He is a Sick man; but murderers get less time. downloading only should be a misameanor first offense. the sites that make this crap available should be felony charges for them and the people that actually film this crap should be 20 years plus mandatory and have to wear a pink jumpsuit identifing why they are in prison. stop going after downloading, it is too easy to get this crap on any pc.you could be EASILY FRAMED for this (not this guy) It takes less than 2 minutes to put this crap on yours,mine, or anyones pc . Get the people making this stuff available, the porn sites that have this crap and the people filming it.... especially the film-ers!!!!! the downloaders are not the true criminals here, they are just addicted to porn , looking at porn is not committing a real crime, making and filming and distributing child porn is.
  • by Just on Nov 18, 2009 at 04:47 PM
    It is a sad day when the experts can not find the children being abused: that is the real shame..
  • by hello Location: goldsboro,nc on Nov 18, 2009 at 02:59 PM
    I can not say what I think.WITN will not post it.Good Riddings Bo.
  • by WT Location: g-vegas on Nov 18, 2009 at 02:42 PM
    AMEN Alan. Did HE download them - it's the creators of that site who should be charged. Yes, he is a sick man for lucking at such filth but lets face it most rapists don't get 10 years. WTH is wrong with this system?
  • by WT Location: EASTERN N.C. on Nov 18, 2009 at 02:31 PM
    WHEN YOU PUT A74 YR OLD MAN IN PRISON WHAT HAVE YOU GAINED ? MOST LIKELY HE IS ON MEDICATIONS THAT HAVE TO BE TAKEN DAILY . HE MORE THAN LIKELY HAS TO BE SEEN BY A DR. ON A REGULAR BASIS. HOW MUCH ALONG WITH FEEDING ,CLOTHING, AND PROVIDING ROOM & BOARD IS THIS GOING TO COST TAXPAYERS?
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