More than 30 years after a man sexually abused a 10-year-old girl in Louisa County, he pleaded guilty yesterday to charges of sodomy and taking indecent liberties with a child. Richard Clinton Moore Jr., 58, was convicted for crimes that took place in 1980 and 1981, when the girl was about 10.I'm left speechless.
Moore had been accused of sexually abusing the girl in 1987, and even though the allegation was determined to be founded by social-services officials in Louisa and forwarded to county law-enforcement officials, no charges were placed, authorities confirmed yesterday.
Moore had admitted in 1987 to abusing the girl and said he could not control his urges when around children, prosecutors said in court yesterday.
Authorities began a new investigation last year after the victim wrote a letter to the Virginia Commonwealth's Attorney Services Council -- seeking justice more than 20 years after authorities declined to charge Moore.