An Alabama man is in custody after turning himself in to police in connection with a viral video showing the sexual assault of a child.
According to CNN, 44-year-old Germaine Moore of Millbrook, Alabama, turned himself in to police outside of Montgomery on February 6 after a disturbing video went viral in which he is reportedly seen sexually assaulting a child.
The video spread on social media as users shared it in an attempt to find the man involved. Authorities believe the girl seen in the video was 6 years old at the time.
Leading authorities from several states warned after the video began spreading that sharing and possessing the video could lead to charges.
“To everyone concerned about the viral video involving the small child, PLEASE STOP SHARING IT,” the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department wrote on Twitter. “Think of the child and how this will affect her. The child is safe, and the male has been identified. This is not in Indiana. Thank you all for your genuine concerns.”