Jay Moody, Bowman, sentenced to 120 days for luring a minor by computer

Jay Roy Moody, 39, Bowman, was sentenced on Thursday in district court in Burke County to 360 days in jail, all suspended but 120 days, and five years of supervised probation for a Class C felony charge of luring a minor by computer in February. North Central District Court Judge Gary Lee also ordered Moody to register as a sex offender and to pay $525 in court costs. The offense will be reduced to a Class A misdemeanor if Moody complies with court conditions.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Moody arranged a meeting and believed he would be meeting a 16-year-old girl at an ice house on an area lake to have sexual contact. He had actually been communicating with a fake social media profile set up by a Burke County deputy and there was no actual victim. Moody was arrested when he showed up for the meeting at Smishek Lake on Feb. 23.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office titled its sting operation “Operation Ice House.”


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