Former Alabama officer arrested on Georgia charge

April 2, 2018

SPRINGVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama prison officer is charged in an alleged sexual assault near Atlanta.

The Alabama Department of Corrections says 48-year-old Matthew Lee Moore is charged with aggravated sodomy, assault with the intent to commit rape and false imprisonment in Fulton County, Georgia.

Moore worked at St. Clair prison east of Birmingham since 2001. A statement from the system released Monday says Moore quit when he was arrested on March 30.

The agency says Moore was investigated for an alleged assault at a hotel in Sandy Springs, Georgia. It was reported to authorities in November 2015.

Alabama prison officials arrested the man on a warrant from Georgia. He was taken to a county jail to await extradition to Georgia.

Court records aren’t available to show whether Moore has a lawyer.

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