TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for several sex crimes.
Jesse Moore was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 240 months in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release.
The Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel-lyn McCormick said the investigation began with TPD in 2020.
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“The investigation actually began in December of 2020,” she said.
“Tulsa PD was investigating a series of isolated incidents that involved the individual who was intruding into homes,” she said.
Piece by piece, investigators found out those incident were connected.
“As a result of connecting those dots, we were able to identify the dark SUV,” She said.
People in the areas of the break-ins gave police their home security footage.
“And in some of that surveillance footage we were able to actually identify the tag, and once we identified the tag, that led us to Mr. Moore,” she said.
But Moore was doing far more than breaking and entering.
“We definitely haven’t treated this case as a peeping tom case we see Mr. Moore as a sexual predator...”
“In some of those instances he actually attempted those sexual acts and attempted to assault those individuals inside,” she said.
Like in May of 2020, when a federal affidavit says Moore broke into a house touched himself in front of a child under the age of 16.
The affidavits also say Moore broke into home in December of 2020 and attempted to sexually assault a woman, then threatened to kill her.
McCormick saying he would stalk his victims before his attacks, “we can see in location data that he would go to the location of the residence numerous times before he actually attempted to forcibly enter or intrude into the residence.”
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Moore was arrested later that month, but that didn’t stop his behavior.
While Moore was in custody awaiting trial for charges related to the Peeping Tom incidents, Moore began accessing a jail program that allowed him to video chat or message with a 16-year-old female who Moore called his girlfriend.
“He reached out to a minor female to elicit sexually explicit photos and videos from her,” she said.
Adding child pornography charges to Moore’s case.
McCormick says they know, Moore’s behavior pre-dates this case.
“We know that Mr. Moore’s pattern of conduct began long before we started investigating the crimes that were reported,” she said.
She said during their case, several other victims came forward about crimes that happened before 2020.
“We sought to present that evidence in our case pursuant to a federal rule,” She said. McCormick explained, “we presented it so that the court would be impressed to impose a sentence that would be immediate enough to detour the conduct that Mr. Moore was conducting,” Securing the 20 year sentence.
“We don’t feel like every single victim has come forward to date, but our count to date is approximately 12 females,” she said.
McCormick said the trauma for the victims, is lasting.
“We had victims who were college students at the time - they had to withdraw from school, we had families who sold their homes because they felt violated as a result of Mr. Moore’s criminal conduct,” She said.
She continued, “I don’t think we can fully understand the extent of the trauma that’s been caused by Mr. Moore so when you ask me if 20 years is adequate sentence - I think its very appropriate in this case”
Moore is being held by The U.S. Marshalls Service awaiting transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility.
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