Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Sunday School Teacher Sentenced for Molesting 7-year-old

Thanks to YH!

Norman, Oklahoma - A 41-year-old Norman man was sentenced Friday for molesting a 7-year-old boy on multiple occasions between December 2001 and August 2003.

Darren L. Moore pleaded guilty to three counts of forcible sodomy and one count of indecent exhibition of obscene material to a minor. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with five years to serve and 15 years of supervised probation, on each count.

The acts took place at Moore's residence in the 1100 block of Canterbury Avenue. Moore admitted to acts of forcible oral sodomy, and to showing the boy pornographic images of homosexual acts on Moore's computer.

Moore, a Sunday school teacher at a local church, entered "blind pleas" of guilty March 10, and was sentenced by Judge Bill Hetherington after a pre-sentence investigation. Hetherington ordered Moore to undergo sex offender treatment in prison and follow-up counseling as directed.

The mother of the victim told the court, in a pre-sentence report, that her son didn't want to go to heaven because that's where Moore told him he was going and he wouldn't feel safe with Moore there. Her son has behavioral problems, is fearful and has problems sleeping as a result of being victimized, she reported.

Moore "took away my son's childhood and innocence," she reported.

See also, the never-ending chronicle of church-related crime.

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