Moran praises investigators in Augusta child-porn case

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Democratic Party gubernatorial-nomination candidate Brian Moran, the sponsor of Alicia’s Law legislation to provide monies for local law enforcement to investigate online sex predators, offered praise on Thursday for the arrest of a Stuarts Draft man who stands accused of molesting a 3-year-old girl.

“The work of local law enforcement has ended an innocent child’s suffering. I am proud of the work the Bedford and Augusta counties’ sheriff’s offices did as part of our ICAC team. As a former prosecutor and the father of two young children, I know there is nothing more important,” Moran said in a statement today.

Scott Forrester, 39, faces multiple charges related to the manufacturing and possession of child pornography and related charges. He was arrested on Monday after an investigation by the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

“When the General Assembly acted this year, we had heard the story of Alicia and knew it was time to prevent her tragedy from becoming all too real for other children. We took a tremendous first step this year in our efforts to protect Virginia’s children from these violent, vile predators. Today’s news from Waynesboro makes our efforts to all the more critical,” Moran said.


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