Former Chattanooga Police Officer Moody Agrees To Plead Guilty On Child Pornography Charge

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Former Chattanooga Police Officer Bryan Moody has agreed to plead guilty in Federal Court on a child pornography charge.

He is to plead guilty to access or attempt to access material that contains child pornography.

Moody faces up to 10 years in prison at sentencing.

Prosecutors said law enforcement agents identified Moody as a participant in a sexually explicit chat room in which the discussions were focused on sexual contact with children.

An undercover officer engaged in a conversation with Moody in the chat room. Moody was not aware that he was actually speaking to a federal agent.

Moody told the undercover officer that he had watched video and still images of child pornography. 

Law enforcement then approached Moody in person and he admitted he was the person who acknowledged who had discussed having sexually explicit contact with children.

Moody also admitted having viewed at least two videos containing 150 images of child pornography as well as additional still images of child pornography.

He said he accessed all the images on his Apple IPhone.

Moody said he viewed the images at his Chattanooga home. 

He said he gained access to some of the images through his Kik account.

Moody is represented by the law firm of Davis and Hoss.

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