Man who accidentally had sex charges dismissed takes plea deal

Leroy Moore | Photo Source: RPSO
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Leroy Moore, the man who had two aggravated crimes against nature charges accidentally dismissed by the Rapides Parish District Attorney's Office in April 2018, has taken a plea deal on Tuesday.

Moore was sentenced by Rapides Parish District Court Judge Marry Doggett to 14 years and a lifetime registration as a sex offender.

In June 2014 and May 2015, Moore was alleged to have relations with a child relative who would have been 13-years-old and 14-years-old at the time.

After the accidental dismissal, Moore was re-arrested in April 2018. His charges were then reinstated and he was booked again.

On Monday, June 10, he was back in court. His attorney Tiffany Sanders pointed out to Judge Mary Doggett that his charges were re-instated the morning after KALB released a story about the dismissal. She also expressed that even after two out of three sanity commission evaluations found that Moore was competent to stand trial, she believes he is not.

“He hasn’t been able to help me,” she stated.

Judge Doggett told Sanders that regardless of her concerns, the trial will still continue.

Before they dismissed, Assistant District Attorney Cheryl Carter pointed out that she witnessed Moore’s sisters intimidating the alleged victim. She pointed them out in the audience to the judge and wanted them brought in front of the court.

“It’s a crime,” Carter told the judge.

However, Judge Doggett did not have the sisters arrested, but she did reprimand them in front of the court.

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