Irish criminal intelligence officer (child pornography investigator) with Interpol, known widely for his appearances in the media, and use of insistently hyperbolic language in interviews.
Quotes and attributions
- "There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter."
- "Detective Sergeant Michael Moran, warned parents to be more vigilant, saying that children were posting everything from naked images to sexually explicit pictures of themselves online, and self-produced child porn was one of the biggest problems facing those fighting child exploitation."
- "We need to de-technify the internet"
- "People call them child pornography. But that's a bad thing to call them, because it's actually a picture of a crime scene. And as an investigator, I examine the crime scene," Moran says. Moran says he is "looking for anything that might give me a clue as to what country this comes from." "That's what cyber cops do," he says. Asked if he is a cyber cop, Moran tells Kroft, "We're cyber cops, yeah. ... It simply reflects the world we live in," Moran says." And that world has good and that world has evil."