GBI: DeKalb man had child pornography on phone, molested several children

A DeKalb County man previously arrested on a child sex crimes charge is accused of sexually exploiting at least six children, the GBI said. 

Dectavious Thomas Moore remained in the DeKalb County jail Thursday on aggravated battery, enticing a child for indecent purposes, and two counts of child molestation.

Authorities arrested Moore, 35, after GBI agents searched his Lithonia home and found sexually explicit images, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said in a statement. Investigators believed Moore exploited between six and eight children, ranging between the ages of seven to 14 years old. 


He was arrested at his Kelly Street home Wednesday. 

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Moore was also arrested in September after Newton County Sheriff Office investigators found child pornography on Moore’s cell phone, Miles said. He was charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes. 

Neighbors told Channel 2 Action News that Moore built a rollercoaster using PCV pipes and wood and believed he may have used the ride to lure children to his backyard. An employee with the Housing Authority in Lithonia tore down the rollercoaster Thursday, according to Channel 2. 

Miles said only three of Moore’s victims have been positively identified and is asking anyone with information regarding the other victims to call the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit at 404-270-8870 or email them at

Agents tore down the homemade rollercoaster, and many want to know if he used the rollercoaster to lure children.

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