May 2022

Vile Wigan paedophile who raped a child is jailed for 19 years

A paedophile from Wigan who subjected schoolgirls to horrific sex attacks including rape has been caged.

Police today praised Richard Moore’s two victims for their courage in coming forward with the allegations of sexual abuse which led to the pervert’s confessions.

The 62-year-old former sailor of Park Crescent, Wigan, was this week given a 19-year jail sentence and a further 12 months on extended licence.

He had been due to stand trial at Chester Crown Court after denying a total of eight charges concerning offences alleged to have happened in Cheshire between 1988 and 1992.

But before the hearing started, he pleaded guilty to three of them – including the most serious of rape – and the remainder were allowed to lie on file.

Moore admitted to the rape of a girl under 16 and two counts of indecently assaulting a girl under 14.

There were two complainants – who cannot be identified for legal reasons – one of whom was the victim of the rape and one of the assaults.

The other charges, which Moore had denied, were four further counts of indecent assault of an under-14 and one of gross indecency with an under-16.

April 2022

Wigan 62-year-old admits to child’s rape and other sex assaults

A 62-year-old Wigan man is awaiting his fate after confessing to child sex offences including rape.

Richard Moore had been due to stand trial at Chester Crown Court after denying a total of eight charges alleged to have happened between 1988 and 1992.

But before the hearing started, he pleaded guilty to three of them – including the most serious – and the remainder were allowed to lie on file.

Moore, of Park Crescent, Wigan, admitted to the rape of a girl under 16 and two counts of indecently assaulting a girl under 14.

There were two complainants – one of whom was the victim of the rape and one of the assaults.

The other charges, which Moore had denied, were four further counts of indecent assault of an under-14 and one of gross indecency with an under-16.

A judge remanded him in custody until he returns to court for his sentencing hearing on Friday April 22.