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Former Diamondhead councilman sentenced for sex crimes against 17-year-old

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A former Diamondhead city councilman has been sentenced for sex crimes against a minor.

Alan Moran, 36, will have to serve 30 days in prison before five years of probation. He will also have to register as a sex offender for life after pleading guilty last week to solicitation/exploitation of a minor and to contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The 17-year-old, whose identity has not been released due to age, is said to have been hired as a trainee for Moran’s mosquito company before telling his parents he felt uncomfortable while the two were traveling together for work on Feb. 14, 2022.

According to police reports, Moran told the teen to “play” with a sex toy and lubrication during the car ride, as well as attempted to touch his inner thigh and genitalia. Moran was also accused of buying alcohol for the minor at Keith’s gas station near Kiln Delisle Road.

The teen notified his parents and two friends about Moran’s behavior shortly after, with the Ward 2 councilman pulling over at Dolly’s gas station for the minor’s parents to pick him up. Moran then allegedly ran into a nearby wooded area and discarded a second cell phone before being detained by the minor’s parents.

Upon police arresting him, Moran was charged with simple assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor before additional charges were added for touching a child for lustful purposes, exploitation of a child, and dissemination of sexually oriented material to persons under 18 years of age.

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