GBI needs public's help identifying sexually exploited children


LITHONIA, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Dectavious Thomas Moore on Thursday for multiple counts of sexually exploiting children.

A GBI release says its Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC) was asked to help process evidence in a Newton County case involving Moore. He was previously arrested by the sheriff's office in that county in 2017 for enticing a child for indecent purposes. A search of Moore’s cell phone found images of child pornography, the release says.

Agents searched Moore's home in the 2500 block of Kelly St. in Lithonia and found evidence that the sexually explicit images were produced there, the release says.

Moore was arrested and charged in DeKalb County with two counts of child molestation, one count of aggravated sexual battery, and one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes. More charges are possible and Moore is being held at the DeKalb County Jail.

The release says investigators believe Moore exploited between six and eight children, based on the images found. Three have been identified and the GBI is asking for the public's help with identifying the remaining children.

According to the release, the victims are African-American girls ranging in age from seven to 14-years-old.

Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI CEACC Unit at 404-270-8870 or by email at

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