Former Garfield Heights teacher tried to meet 15-year-old for sex, prosecutors say

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Gregory Moser (Photo courtesy: Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office)

CLEVELAND- A teacher who used to work for the Garfield Heights School District is accused of trying to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex.

Gregory Moser, 28, is charged with one count of importuning, three counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and one count of possessing criminal tools.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said Moser made Internet contact last spring with an Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force agent, who he believed was a teen girl. He discussed meeting with the teen for sex before moving from Ohio to Texas.

Over the next few months, Moser sent pictures of his genitals to the task force agent, according to prosecutors. Then, during a trip to Cleveland to visit family, Moser went to meet the girl for sexual relations, the indictment said. That’s when he was arrested and taken to the Cuyahoga County Jail.

“The fact that Mr. Moser is a teacher and in regular contact with underage girls makes this conduct especially disturbing,” said assistant county Prosecutor Holly Welsh, who leads the Internet Crimes Against Children unit. “We are continuing to investigate to see if there might be additional victims of this man.”

Moser’s bond was set at $75,000.

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