Police arrest two in connection viral child pornography investigation

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ALABAMA– Authorities conducting a multi-state child pornography investigation say they have arrested two men in connection to a child pornography viral video, according to WHNT.

Last week, FOX43 warned you about a video involving the sexual assault of a child that was being shared on Facebook by many people who just wanted to help. However, sharing that video could land you behind bars.

Investigators told WHNT that  the child has been found and is not in danger.

44-year-old Germaine Moore was arrested, and is facing 11 felony charges including the sexual assault of a child, distribution of video depicting the assault, and criminal sexual conduct in the 1st degree.

Moore turned himself into authorities at 2:30  Tuesday morning.

Jerrell Washington (Photo Credit: Montgomery County Jail)

Montgomery Police told WHNT that 42-year-old Jerrell Washington was arrested in connection with this case Monday. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force assisted with the arrest.

Authorities say he was not involved in the creation of the video, but that they believe shared it.

Currently, Washington is being held in Montgomery County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Again– the child in the viral video has been found and there is no need to to share that video.

State and federal authorities continue to investigate.

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