North Fulton County

Former corrections officer accused in series of sexual assaults

NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A former corrections officer resigned and is under arrest after being accused in a series of sexual assaults in Fulton County.

Sandy Springs police believe 48-year-old Matthew Moore is responsible for a series of sexual assaults spanning a decade. Police charged him with multiple sexual offenses.

Moore is in custody on a slew of charges, including sodomy and aggravated assault with the intent to rape.

The charges stem from a November 2015 attack that investigators say happened at the Hawthorn Suites on Barfield Road in Sandy Springs.


"We got a notification from CODIS that we had a hit on DNA sample prior sexual assault our detectives reopened the case developed a lead on the suspect," said Sgt. Sam Worsham, of the Sandy Springs Police department.

Police felt strongly that there are other victims and hope any others will come forward to share their stories with investigators.

"At this time, we cannot link him to the additional victims until we get the DNA match from the crime lab," Worsham said. "Once that happens, we do anticipate additional charges."

Moore is a former officer for the Alabama Department of Corrections. Officials said he worked at the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Alabama, but immediately resigned when he was arrested.