Secret Service officer waives hearing in sexting case

ByRANDALL CHASE Associated Press via AP logo
Thursday, November 19, 2015

WILMINGTON, Delaware -- A Secret Service officer charged with trying to solicit a 14-year-old girl for sex has waived a preliminary hearing in federal court in Delaware.

Appearing before a magistrate Thursday, Lee Robert Moore waived the right to hearing to determine probable cause on a federal charge of trying to transfer obscene material to a minor.

The judge meanwhile granted a defense request to postpone a hearing on the government's motion that Moore be held in custody until his trial.

The defense plans to submit a report by Nov. 30 to justify its request that Moore be released into the custody of his wife and parents at his Maryland home.

Moore surrendered to authorities Nov. 9 after officials say he was caught in an undercover online sex sting by Delaware State Police.