- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 12, 2015

A Secret Service officer attached to the White House has been arrested on suspicion of soliciting a child for sex, CNN reported Thursday afternoon.

Lee Robert Moore turned himself in to federal authorities in Maryland on Monday and has admitted his guilt.

According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware, Mr. Moore, 37, sent nude pictures of himself and lewd messages to a “14-year-old girl” who was actually an undercover cop. He also asked to meet the “girl” in person for sex.

At least some of the misconduct took place while he was at the White House, CNN reported Mr. Moore as telling investigators.

Mr. Moore turned in his badge, gun and other Secret Service equipment and is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.

According to a statement from the Secret Service, the agency learned of the conduct last Friday and ordered those administrative actions against Mr. Moore.

“The Secret Service takes allegations of potential criminal activity extremely seriously,” a spokeswoman said.

• Victor Morton can be reached at vmorton@washingtontimes.com.

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