Man wanted on human trafficking charges captured in Wyoming

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EVANSTON, Wyo. (News4Utah) – A man wanted in Utah was arrested in Wyoming on charges of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Thursday Utah law enforcement notified the Evanston Police Department about a wanted man who was possibly in the area. The man was identified as Joseph Moore.

Police say they went to Moore’s home and tried to get in contact with him, but they were unsuccessful. After surveilling his house, they realized he was inside.

Officers secured the neighborhood for the safety or nearby residents. Following negotiations, he surrendered to officers without incident.

Moore was transported to the Uinta County Detention Facility where he was served with the warrant for the following charges:

  • Human Trafficking of a Child – First Degree Felony
  • Aggravated Exploitation of Prostitution Involving a Child – First Degree Felony
  • Human Trafficking for Forced Sexual Exploitation – Second Degree Felony
  • Aggravated Exploitation of Prostitution – Second Degree Felony

Moore is being held until the extradition hearing can be established for his return to the Utah authorities.

Reports of Human Trafficking in our state can be reported to the Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force Tip Line at 801-200-3443.

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