November 2019

Predatory paedophile jailed for the sexual touching of two young girls

A predatory paedophile has been jailed for the sexual touching of two young girls, one of whom he targeted again as an adult.

Kenneth Moore, 74, left both of his victims feeling terrified, confused and scared.

Moore, of Oaklands Road in Liskeard, appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentence after pleading guilty to two indecent assaults and sexual activity with a child.

Prosecuting barrister Philip Lee told the court on Monday (November 25) how Moore targeted the first victim in Newquay in the mid 1990s when she was about 14.

He touched her breast and offered her to watch a blue movie saying it “wasn’t hardcore” and “might teach her something”.

Then, several years later, Moore came into contact with the first victim again when she was 20 years old.

Mr Lee said: “The defendant put his arm around her waist and said, ‘I’ll always be here for you’ and that he wanted to do ‘naughty things’ to her. He moved his hand all over her and touched her breast.

“She was left feeling alone, unsupported and guilty for what happened.”

Then, in January 2018 in Redruth, Moore abused his second victim.

Mr Lee described how he ran his hands over her body, under her clothes, before touching her vagina.

Mr Lee added: “The victim kept her eyes closed and felt physically sick. She said that after she felt disgusting and didn’t want to look at her own body.”

Sentencing Moore, Judge Simon Carr stated how Moore will “be a predatory paedophile until the day he dies.”

He added that he had had the opportunity to live his life as the offences weren’t acted upon for some years, whereas his victims continue to suffer because of what he did.

Moore was jailed for three years nine months and must sign the sex offenders’ register for life.