UPDATE: A former Chattanooga police officer who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography has been sentenced.

Bryan Moody III has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. He must report on July 11, 2018.

Moody will be on supervised release for five years following his release.

Moody will also have to pay $5,100 in fines and will have to register as a sex offender.


PREVIOUS STORY: A former Chattanooga police officer who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography will remain out of jail until he returns to court for sentencing in May.

Bryan Moody III is set to face a federal judge for sentencing on May 14. Until then he will remain on a $30,000 bond.

Court documents were filed Friday setting the terms of his release. Those terms include:

  1. Moody must not violate federal, state or local law while on release.
  2. Moody must cooperate in the collection of a DNA sample if it is authorized.
  3. Moody must advise the court or the pretrial services office or the supervising officer in writing before making any change of residence or telephone number.
  4. Moody must appear in court as required.
  5. Moody must sign an Appearance Bond if ordered.

Moody faces up to 10 years in prison. 


PREVIOUS STORY: The former Chattanooga Police Officer who is charged with possessing child pornography pleaded guilty in federal court Monday.

According to the plea agreement, Bryan Moody III admitted to accessing child pornography on his phone.

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"Law enforcement agents identified the defendant as a participant in a sexually explicit chat room in which the discussions were focused on sexual conduct with children," the document reads.

Moody was unaware he was talking to an undercover federal agent in that chat room. Police approached Moody in person and interviewed him. While being interviewed Moody admitted, "he had viewed at least two videos as well as additional still images of child pornography by accessing those images on his cell phone..."

As a part of the agreement, Moody agreed to hand over his phone for inspection, pay all fines, and register as a sex offender. 

Moody faces up to 10 years in prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. 


PREVIOUS STORY: A former Chattanooga Police officer is accused of possessing child pornography.

Bryan Moody III is facing one count of possession of child pornography in federal court.

According to court documents, filed in the Eastern District of Tennessee, Moody "knowingly accessed and attempted to access with intent to view material that contained an image of child pornography...that had been transported in interstate and foreign commerce by any means including by computer..."

Moody is accused of possessing child pornography last April, two months before resigning from the Chattanooga Police Department.

Channel 3 obtained a letter in June of 2017, which placed a former officer Bryan Moody III on administrative leave. Four days later, Moody turned in his resignation.

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"I am disgusted and disappointed by the unethical, criminal behavior of this former officer," Police Chief David Roddy says. "When an officer is indicted on charges such as this it damages the honorable and commendable things your police officers do to assist community members every day."  

Stay with Channel 3 for more on this developing story.