November 2018

Face of ‘evil’ Leicester paedophile who raped young girl as his sister watched

An “evil” paedophile and his perverted sister callously subjected a young girl to humiliating and depraved sex ordeals.

Susan Truscott “procured” the schoolgirl, from the age 12 or 13, for Dennis Moore to use as a “sexual object”.

Truscott, who received a 10 year sentence, would watch the “lonely and vulnerable” child being raped and abused on numerous occasions – and sometimes allowed her brother to fondle her at the same time.

Leicester Crown Court was told that Moore regularly rewarded the victim with five pounds – which Truscott then confiscated.

Moore, now 71, was jailed for 19 years, for his part in the offending during the late 1980s and also for raping and abusing a second schoolgirl he exploited in the late 1990s.

The court heard Moore and Truscott, 64, who were convicted after a jury trial, could end up living out the rest of their days in jail for offences described as “sinking to the depths of depravity and perversion”.

The judge said, of the moving victim impact statements: “They showed the levels of wickedness you stooped to which are difficult for any right thinking person to stomach.”

Judge Timothy Spencer QC said: “You are sister and brother.

“You should examine your consciences and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to do so over the years following this sentencing hearing.

“You’ve been convicted, Dennis Moore, as the principal and you, Susan Truscott, are the secondary party in the rape of one of the victims.

“It involved repeated rapes of her when she was certainly no more than 13.

“This was rape on an almost weekly basis by Dennis Moore as the perpetrator with your active connivance and encouragement Susan Truscott.”

The judge said the victim was subjected to further “humiliation” with the commission of other types of sex offences with Truscott’s encouragement.

“It was shameful,” he said, and described their actions as “sinking to the depths of perversion and depravation.”

The judge added: “She wasn’t some object to be used for your sexual gratification whenever you felt like it.

“Susan Truscott, you were procuring her as a sexual object.

“You must have derived yourself sexual gratification, not just voyeurism.”

The judge said: “She (the first victim) has led a blighted life and a miserable life.

“She was violated, unloved and abandoned and it’s not particularly surprising she presented as a troubled child, which at times must have been almost impossible to bear.

“How she has managed to have pulled through in the way she has is remarkable and it’s praiseworthy.”

He said both victims had the courage to read “extremely moving” personal impact statements.

The second victim, like the first, was “no more than 13 and probably aged 12 ” when Moore targeted her having befriended her outside shops.

Judge Spencer said: “Her mother was frequently in hospital and unable to care for her and she turned to solace by spending time outside local shops trying to cadge cigarettes or get people to buy them for her.

“Dennis Moore, you literally picked her up, you saw her as easy prey and as someone you could exploit and turn her into a sexual plaything.

“You exploited her as your next victim.”

The court heard she was made to commit sex acts upon Moore in exchange for cigarettes and was also raped.

The judge told Moore: “You have absolutely no insight into the damage you’ve wreaked on both these women.”

He said the victims suffered severe psychological damage that was “deep and lasting”.

The first complainant was described as “hapless and helpless” at the hands of both defendants.

Judge Spencer said aggravating features included Truscott procuring the child for regular raping by her brother – but she played no part in Moore’s offending against the second girl.

He added: “I take into account the ill health of both of you … and you, Susan Truscott, appear to be particularly unwell.”

Moore, of Ambleside Drive, Eyres Monsell, Leicester, was convicted of two counts of rape, involving at least 13 occasions, another serious sex offence, and an indecent assault, relating to the first victim, during the late 1980s.

Truscott, formerly of Barfoot Road, off Stonesby Avenue, Leicester, was found guilty of aiding, abetting, counselling and procuring Moore to commit all the offences with the first girl.

In relation to the second victim, Moore alone was convicted of two counts of indecency with a child, one of indecent assault relating to at least six occasions, and two rapes, between 1997 and 1999.

The defendants denied all the allegations, claiming the incidents never took place, except for one instance, when Moore admitted one count of indecently assaulting the second complainant, on the basis she was 14 or over.