Man faces sexual battery charge against teen

Carl Moore, photo courtesy Newport News Police.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A 54-year-old man is accused of in appropriately touching a 15-year-old girl over the weekend.

Sgt. Randal Bailey with the Newport News Police Department told the incident happened Saturday around 10:40 a.m. The suspect, identified as Carl Moore, reportedly went to the home of a neighbor to speak with the victim’s father.

The victim answered the door. She told police Moore smelled and appeared intoxicated.

“Mr. Moore then tried to kiss and hug the victim,” Bailey said. “While attempting to hug the victim, Mr. Moore tried to put his hands down the back of the victim’s pants.”

Moore was arrested and charged with sexual battery by force or helplessness and indecent exposure.

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