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Man gets 40 years in child sex case

by John Lynch | September 18, 2020 at 3:08 a.m.

A 28-year-old North Little Rock man received a 40-year prison sentence for repeatedly raping and molesting his girlfriend's four children, three of them elementary-school age, over the course of a year.

Sentencing papers filed last week show that David Moore Jr. pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and three counts of second-degree sexual assault in exchange for the 40-year sentence from Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims. Moore had faced a possible life sentence. The plea deal was negotiated by deputy prosecutor Reese Lancaster and Public Defender Bill Simpson.

Moore has been jailed since his May 2019 arrest, about two weeks after the first accuser, a 10-year-old girl, stepped forward, court filings show.

After a teacher had conducted a class discussion about "inappropriate touching," the girl tearfully describing to her teacher how Moore had been touching her, records show.

In a subsequent interview with authorities, the girl described how Moore had started groping her about a month earlier. She then described acts of intercourse and sodomy using anatomically correct dolls.

During the investigation, her 6-year-old sister also used the dolls to demonstrate how Moore had raped her, and their 7-year-old sister described how Moore had groped her, telling her he was "looking for bumps," court files show. The girl's 18-year-old sister also told investigators that Moore had pulled down her shorts and groped her before she was able to fight him off during the same time frame.

After his arrest, Moore admitted to North Little Rock detective Julie Eckert that he had sexually abused the 10-year-old and 7-year-old girls but denied any sexual contact with the other three children, although he admitted to rubbing himself against the 18-year-old.

Court records show that Moore had been on probation for about four months on marijuana trafficking charges when he was arrested.


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