8 News NOW has obtained arrest records that reveal disturbing allegations against a corrections officer accused of buying sex.
Metro Police say Officer Robert Moore picked up a prostitute on December 23, 2015. Moore and the prostitute then allegedly went to a nearby abandoned building.
Officers say they found Moore with the prostitute with her clothes partially off and a crack pipe in her pocket. The woman told police earlier she and Moore read the Bible and talked about having intercourse. Moore gave her $55 and a bag of crack for sex, according to the arrest report.
Officers say they found a wrapper and condom; Moore told them he put a condom on, but never intended on having sex.
8 News NOW tried reaching Moore by phone and visited an address listed for him, but were unable to reach him for comment.
One woman trying to fight prostitution in Las Vegas says the correction officer’s arrest could demonstrate the scope of the problem.
Jackie Poole works at Youth with a Mission, a faith-based organization located at Washington Avenue and F Street. The area is a hot spot and prostitution and near the location where Moore allegedly solicited the prostitute.
“It’s extremely unfortunate. It’s something we see a lot,” Poole said. “That breaks my heart that it was a corrections officer. I mean, it kind of goes to show that it’s bigger than we know it is when our own officers are included in the masses who are purchasing women and negating a woman’s worth through that.”
Poole reaches out to women selling sex to get them help they may need.
“A lot of them are fairly open with telling me that they are prostitutes, and they’ll even interrupt a conversation to go get in a car for 15 or 20 minutes and then come back and restart our conversation,” she said.
According to the arrest report, Moore told officers he was a corrections officer and showed them his badge. A sergeant was called, along with vice detectives.
Officers say the woman Moore was found with told them this was not their first time together.
He faces a misdemeanor charge for prostitution. He is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.