Saturday, May 30, 2009

Peoria man sentenced to 24 1/2 years for rape

Yesterday, Harrison L. Moore, of Peoria, IL, was sentenced to 24 1/2 years for last year's rape of a 21 year old woman on the Peoria riverfront. The rape occured after a night of drinking, when the victim agreed to met Moore at a later time that June night. Moore attacked and raped his victim until a passerby on a bridge heard her cries for help. After being Tasered, Moore surrendered.

The plea Moore gave in March was blind, meaning that prosecutors could, and did seek the maximum sentence of 30 years. However, they dropped an additional sexual assault and a lesser assault count against Moore .Since aggravated criminal sexual assault is a Class X Felony in Illinois, 85%, or 21 years of this sentence must be served.

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