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Rehoboth Beach Sex Offender Arrested for Soliciting Teen

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested a registered sex offender from Rehoboth Beach accused of soliciting sex from a teenage boy.

James R. Moore, 59, is charged with 30 counts of sex offender unlawful sexual contact against a child and failure to re-register within three days of a change of address.

Police said Moore's arrest stemmed from an investigation that got under way Friday, Aug. 2, when the mother of a 17-year-old boy found several disturbing text messages on his cellphone. According to investigators, the text messages were from a subject named "Jim Moore," who was requesting sexual favors in exchange for money. 

Police said detectives were able to determine that the number used to text the minor was registered to Moore, who is a Tier 3 (high-risk) sex offender living in Rehoboth Beach.  The investigation revealed Moore paid the 17-year-old victim in order to perform and have performed on him unlawful sexual acts on at least 10 different occasions, police said.
 
Upon attempting to locate Moore, who had a registered address of 36519 Palm Drive unit 4206, Rehoboth Beach,  detectives said they were informed by the current tenants he had not lived there for several weeks and in fact was living at 3500 Sanibel Circle, Rehoboth Beach. 

Moore was taken into custody Tuesday, Aug. 6, while working at the local Kmart in Rehoboth Beach.  He was transported back to Troop 4 in Georgetown where he was charged with the aforementioned charges.  He was ordered held on $602,000 cash only bond.

According to the Delaware Sex Offender Registry, Moore was convicted in May 1991 of third-degree unlawful sexual intercourse with a child between the ages of 12 and 15.
 
Troopers are asking the public if anyone has any similar incidents involving Moore to contact Detective R. Mears at (302) 856-5850, ext. 255, or by utilizing the DSP Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

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