Man Charged with Rape Gave Victim Five Dollars Not to Tell Anyone

On Wednesday afternoon, members of the Berks County Detective’s Office apprehended and filed criminal charges against Reading resident, James Moore, with Rape of a Child, Aggravated Indecent Assault, and Indecent Assault Person Less than 13 years.

On November 20, 2019, the Berks County Detective’s Office say they received a sexual child abuse report from ChildLine. It was reported the victim was sexually abused approximately 10 years ago when she was between the ages of 4 and 7 years.

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On December 4, 2019, a forensic interview was conducted with the victim at the Children’s Alliance Center. The victim disclosed as a young child she was sexually abused by Moore.

Moore was subsequently interviewed by detectives with the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, at which time he admitted to having sexual intercourse with the victim. Moore admitted that he believed the victim at the time was approximately 7 or 8 years old when the sexual abuse occurred.

During the interview, Moore also admitted to giving the victim five dollars to not tell anyone. This week, Berks County Detective’s Office filed criminal charges of Rape of a Child, Aggravated Indecent Assault, and Indecent Assault Person Less than 13 years

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Following his arrest, a Preliminary Arraignment was held via video and Senior Magisterial District Judge Thomas H. Xavios set bail at $60,000.

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