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Case Number: 2:20-cr-00137-LA
Judge: Lynn Adelman
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (Milwaukee County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Milwaukee, WI: Sextortion charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Devery Moses, age 29, a former airline pilot from Kenosha, Wisconsin, indicted for engaging in online “sextortion” with several underage girls from across the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. Some of the victims were as young as twelve years old. Filings indicate that after Moses received sexually explicit photographs and videos from his victims, he threatened to expose them on social media if they did not comply with his demand for increasingly outrageous and outlandish sexual acts.
Filings in the case reveal that many of the victims suffered significant, ongoing emotional trauma from his actions, including one victim reporting serious suicidal thoughts.
This successful prosecution of this case was the result of the extraordinary efforts of the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation, in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Milwaukee Division, and the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Megan J. Paulson and Abbey Marzick.
Moses’s federal sentence will run concurrently with a -year sentence previously imposed for a state conviction for possession of child pornography.
18:2251(a) - SELLING OR BUYING OF CHILDREN
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 180 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release and assessed $100.00.