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Man accused of assaulting teen girl

Aug. 22, 2013 @ 08:33 AM

KENOVA -- A 33-year-old man is charged with approaching a neighborhood teenager from behind, kissing her and touching her in an inappropriate manner, according to court documents filed in Wayne County Magistrate Court.

The incident occurred May 14, 2013, however the investigators did not secure an arrest warrant for the suspect, Randy Terrell Moore, until this week. The warrant was issued Monday and the suspect was incarcerated at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday at the Western Regional Jail.

The Kenova Police Department charged Moore with felony second-degree sexual assault. Bond was set at $30,000.

The criminal complaint charges that Moore yelled at the victim, 13, but she kept walking in an attempt to get away. He insisted she acknowledge him and began walking with her. He then asked her to join him in walking to a gasoline station, to which she replied she had to get home.

Moore then pulled himself against the victim and started kissing and forcibly touching her. The complaint also states Moore exposed himself to the teenager. The alleged assault took place in the 1200 block of Rear Chestnut Street. He eventually stopped and the victim proceeded home, the complaint states.

The victim also referenced a prior incident in Ceredo. She told Kenova police, in speaking of the earlier case, that Moore threatened to hurt her if she did not comply with his demands. That instilled fears that lingered in May, when she told investigators she feared Moore would do something to her or her family, the complaint states.

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