Vestavia Hills doctor indicted on more child porn charges

Vestavia Hills doctor indicted on more child porn charges
Federal authorities arrested Dr. Ronald Tai Young Moon, Jr of Vestavia Hills Tuesday.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A grand jury has indicted a Vestavia Hills doctor on additional child porn charges.

Federal authorities arrested Dr. Ronald Tai Young Moon, Jr of Vestavia Hills in July, when he was charged with one count of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

On Thursday, he was charged with additional counts of producing and possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. released in a press release.

Moon is a physical medicine doctor who practices at a clinic called The Industrial Athlete located in Birmingham.

The original charges of producing child pornography stemmed from sometime between 2007 and 2010. He is charged with possessing child pornography on or about January 15 of this year. The superseding indictment adds three production counts, including two for producing child pornography in the 1990s and one for producing child pornography in the early 2000s. It also adds another charge of possessing child pornography in January 2019.

Each count of producing child pornography carries a penalty of 15 to 30 years in prison and a maximum $250,000 fine. The maximum penalty for possessing child pornography is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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