A Portland man is in jail today on disturbing charges of possessing child pornography, and a local woman helped the FBI catch him.
In an interview with KPTV Wednesday, Shiloh Phelps was scrolling through the Casual Encounters section of Portland Craigslist when she found a disturbing post of Moore dressed in women’s clothing and an inappropriate photo of a little girl. Phelps said the ad talked about 3,000 other similar pictures that the man had.
“He talked about wearing her underwear,” Phelps said, “and when mommy left, things would happen and how she loved it. It was just horrible.”
Michael Moore was arrested last week after police say he posted an ad on Craigslist describing sexual acts with children with suggestive photos of young girls.
The FBI traced the IP address connected to that ad to Moore where he lived near 122 and Foster road.
Authorities give all the credit in catching Moore to Phelps for contacting authorities after seeing the disturbing ad in February.
Since then, the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children linked child pornography to that same IP address.
A neighbor says he never saw any children at Moore’s house and added, “It’s a pretty quiet place that we live here. It’s always been pretty peaceful. To have someone doing that right down the street from you, it’s pretty disturbing.”
Moore is in jail charged with possession of child pornography.