By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)————————————-The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Oconee County man yesterday evening on multiple charges related to a criminal sexual conduct with a minor case.
36 year old David Leon Moore was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 7:50pm on a Temporary Custody Order until warrants were obtained today by Sgt. Tim Rice, the Child/Elder Abuse Investigator, of the Sheriff’s Office. Arrest warrants list Moore’s address as Brookfield Drive in Seneca while the Detention Center lists Moore’s address as Old Seneca Road in Westminster.
A deputy with the Uniform Patrol Division met with the victim and a family member the afternoon of March 10th in regards to reports of a sexual assault of a juvenile female.
The case was turned over the Criminal Investigations Division and Sgt. Rice. As the investigation continued, it was determined that Moore had sexually assaulted the victim on multiple occasions between August of 2016 and February of 2017. These incidents occurred at more than one location in Oconee County and involved only one victim.
Moore has been charged with six counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor – Second Degree, nine counts of Incest and five counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor – Third Degree for possessing materials that show a minor engaged in sexual activity or appearing in a state of nudity.
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation.