Defendant was close friends with the boyfriend of the victim’s mother
Atlanta–Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr., announces the RAPE conviction, by a Fulton County Superior Court Jury, of 60-year-old GREGORY MOORE.
On April 8, 2015, the 27-year-old victim, along with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend were at a local park drinking and smoking marijuana when Gregory Moore, the 60-year-old friend of the mother’s boyfriend, joined them. As the group prepared to leave, Moore suggested to the victim that he should take her to a bar for drinks, since she was scheduled to leave Atlanta and return to her home in Florida the following day.
The victim reluctantly agreed, and Moore then drove her to a local bar. Along the way, the victim smoked marijuana. At the bar, Moore bought her additional drinks, which she consumed. As they left the bar, Moore told the victim that he would drive her home. Overwhelmed by all the intoxicants in her system, the victim passed out in the vehicle.
Early the next morning, the victim awoke disoriented, naked, and on the floor of Moore’s house. The victim pulled on her pants and ran from the defendant’s home. She sought help at a nearby gas station where she called her mother and then police. An Atlanta Police Department Special Victims Unit Detective arrived and began his investigation. The victim was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where doctors performed a sexual assault kit. The GBI forensically analyzed the sexual assault kit and ultimately matched Moore’s DNA to the evidence collected from the victim’s body.
MOORE was convicted of RAPE.
Moore was sentenced to
LIFE IN PRISON TO SERVE 30 YEARS.
Judge Eric Dunaway, of the Superior Court of Fulton County, presided over the case. Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney Kevin McMurry led the prosecution of the case. He was assisted by Assistant District Attorney Demetrius Padgett, Investigators Raeisha Oliphant, and Victim-Witness-Advocate Alicia Gray of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Detective R. Sluss from the Atlanta Police Department was the Lead Investigator in this case.