73-year-old arrested using Lowe’s Wi-Fi to view child pornography

This isn't the first time that Leroy Moore, Jr. has been caught with child pornography.

Mar 1, 2020, 3:01 pm*

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Ramon Ramirez

73-year-old man Leroy Moore, Jr., was arrested Wednesday for viewing child pornography on two laptops while parked in a handicapped spot of a York, S.C. Lowe’s. He’d been accessing the store’s public Wi-Fi.

Moore parked in the same Lowe’s spot for an estimated 90 minutes when a passerby reported him as a suspicious person. Police wearing body cameras approached and questioned Moore where he instantly confessed to the crime. 

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He faces up to 10 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor. 

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“What I watched still affects me today, and will probably affect me for a while,” arresting officer Lt. Rich Caddell said.

According to WSOC9, Moore’s neighbor Jerry McCurry—a techie hobbyist who fixes computers—found a folder containing graphic, underage pornography titled “My Girls” while working on Moore’s computer four years ago. McCurry reported the crime, but the York County Sheriff’s Office never charged Moore. 

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*First Published: Dec 11, 2014, 9:00 am