Norfolk man jailed for 18 years for sexual abuse

Norwich Crown Court. Norwich Crown Court.

Christine Cunningham
Friday, December 20, 2013
6:17 PM

A 41-year-old Norfolk man who admitted sexually abusing a boy and three girls has been jailed for 18 years and placed on an extended licence on his release for a further eight years to protect the public.

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David Moore, of no fixed address, admitted eight rape charges, attempted rape and sex assaults on the victims, who cannot be identified for legal reasons.

He also admitted administering a noxious substance to a 10-year-old girl and possession of indecent images of children.

Lindsay Cox, prosecuting at Norwich Crown Court, said that when arrested, nine indecent images of children were found on his laptop.

Jailing him, Judge Stephen Holt told Moore that he posed a “high risk” of future offending and said that he had ruined the childhood of his victims.

He ordered that Moore be on an extended eight-year licence when he is released for the public protection and placed him on the sex offenders register for life.

Judge Holt said while in custody, Moore would be offered treatment and said he should take up the help offered.

William Carter, for Moore said that he took full responsibility for what he had done. He said this was a positive step and said: “He does display some empathy. He faces up to what he has done.”

After the sentencing, Det Con Steve Graves, who was the officer in the case, praised the bravery of Moore’s victims.

“Moore carried out what can only be described as horrific abuse, continually preying on his victims over many years. He has received a prison sentence that clearly reflects the severity of what he has done. He is a dangerous individual.

“I can only commend the bravery of his victims in coming forward and standing up to their abuser. Whilst Moore admitted his guilt at the earliest opportunity, not having to give evidence and relive their experiences will only be small comfort compared to their years of suffering.

“We will continue to support them as they move forward with their lives and will offer the same support to anyone else who reports this type of offence.”






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