March 2018

Man who raped underage girls in Leighton Buzzard jailed

A man who committed seven sex offences against two underage girls in Leighton Buzzard has been jailed.

One of Gary Moore’s victims was between 3- and 6-years-old, when he carried out the attacks between 2004 and 2012.

The 56-year-old – who now lives on Florence Road in Bournemouth – was given 18 years.

Moore had been sentenced to 6 years in prison in 2012 for sexual assaults on two girls aged under 13 and possessing indecent images of children.

He was arrested in July last year when more offences came to light – some of them against the same victim.

Moore appeared for sentence having pleaded guilty to seven offences against one girl and one against another when he appeared at Luton crown court last month.

They were:

  • oral rape on a girl aged 8 to 10

  • oral rape on a girl aged 11 to 12

  • sexual activity with a child aged 13 to 15

  • a single instance of vaginal rape of a girl aged 6 to 10

  • assault by penetration of a girl aged 8 to 10

  • assault by penetration of a girl aged 11 to 12

  • sexual activity with a child aged 13 to 15 and assault by penetration on a child aged 3 to 6.

They took place between 2004 and 2012.

Prosecutor Edward Renvoize said one girl said he offered her chocolate or Turkish Delight in exchange for sexual acts.

He told the other girl she was beautiful and was very forceful with her.

When he was arrested, Moore denied the offences, claiming the victims had false memories.

Judge Michael Kay QC jailed him for 18 years with a 2 year licence.

It means that on his release he can be recalled to prison any time within the next 20 years.

The court heard that Moore was previously jailed in 2012 for similar crimes against two girls, one of which was aged 9 years-old

September 2012

Man Who Sexually Assaulted a 9 Year Old Girl in Leighton Buzzard Jailed

A 51 year-old man has been jailed for six years after sexually assaulting two girls in Leighton Buzzard.

One of the girls was a 9 year-old and was abused over the course of 5 years.

Gary Moore from Peel Close, Verwood, Dorset pleaded guilty at Luton Crown Court yesterday (Thursday) to charges of assault by penetration on a girl under 13, sex assaults on a girl aged under 13 and on a girl aged under 16 and possessing indecent images of children.

Prosecutor, Kathryn Howarth, told the court that the assaults came to light when a woman confronted him about indecent images of young girls on his portable play station.

Moore disappeared from the town but was found sitting under a tree after consuming Paracetamol tablets and some rum.

The defence said that he suffers from depression and had written a suicide note.

He confessed to abusing the two girls after he had been treated in hospital.