Secret Service officer waives hearing in sexting case

     This booking photo provided by the Delaware Department of Justice shows Lee Robert Moore. Federal authorities say Moore, a Secret Service agent from Maryland, sent obscene images and texts to someone he thought was a young Delaware girl, sometimes doing it while on duty at the White House. (Delaware Department of Justice via AP)

    This booking photo provided by the Delaware Department of Justice shows Lee Robert Moore. Federal authorities say Moore, a Secret Service agent from Maryland, sent obscene images and texts to someone he thought was a young Delaware girl, sometimes doing it while on duty at the White House. (Delaware Department of Justice via AP)

    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.

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