BLACKBURN MAN CHANGES PLEA TO SOME SEX-RELATED CHARGES INVOLVING JUVENILE

A 24-year-old Blackburn man who originally pleaded not guilty to multiple sex-related felonies involving a juvenile changed his plea regarding some of the charges during a court proceeding on Monday, March 11.

According to a probable-cause statement, on July 28, 2018, a woman alleged that Christopher Michael Moore II sexually assaulted her daughter on more than one occasion between June 30 and July 1 and July 20-22 at Moore’s residence in rural Saline County. Authorities reportedly reviewed explicit Facebook messages between the juvenile and Moore.

According to online court documents, Moore was charged with two counts of a Class D Felony for Statutory Rape; a Class D Felony for Statutory Sodomy in the Second Degree; and an Unclassified Felony for Enticement of a Child (Actor 21 Years old or older and Child Less Than 15 years old).

As part of a plea deal, during Monday’s hearing, the state dismissed the enticement charge and Moore pleaded guilty to the other charges. The court requested a sentencing assessment report, and Moore is due for a sentencing hearing at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, April 8, at Saline County Circuit Court.