Calvin Moore – Repeat Sex Offender Victim: 11 year old boy

Police arrested a convicted sex offender who they say forced his way into a neighbor’s South Philadelphia home and sexually assaulted an 11-year-old boy while his father was running an errand.

Calvin Moore, 29, of the 2000 block of Morris Street, was apprehended yesterday afternoon following hours of an intense overnight investigation looking for the assailant, said Capt. John Darby of the Special Victims Unit.

“The good thing is, with a quick investigation and an aggressive investigation, we were able to get this person into custody quickly,” Darby said. “If there are any other victims out there, we are here for them.”

The victim was home with his older brother Tuesday night when their father ran out for the errand near their home on South 17th Street, Darby said.

A short time later, the younger boy answered the door and was confronted by a man who made a sexual advance toward him, Darby said. As the boy tried to shut the door, the man forced his way inside, injuring the boy on the head, Darby said.

Once inside, Darby said, the man attacked the boy while his older brother was in another room. The man quickly fled. When the father returned a short time later, he called police.

Darby said that the boy did not know the man who attacked him. But, Darby said, the boy told police that the man had confronted him before in the neighborhood and had made a sexual advance toward him at that time.

“It appears this was not random,” Darby said. “He targeted a specific child.”

Darby said that the assailant had been watching the home and waiting for the father to leave.

Authorities obtained a warrant for Moore’s home, which was searched yesterday when authorities took him into custody.

Moore faces a list of charges, including burglary and sexual assault.

Darby said Moore was in compliance with the law as a registered offender.

According to the state Web site, Moore was convicted of sexual assault in 2001. Court records show that Moore was arrested in Philadelphia in 1998 and 1999 and pleaded guilty in 2001 to rape and indecent assault where the victim was a minor.

He was sentenced to 21/2 to eight years, to be followed by four years of probation, according to court records.

Moore’s name and photograph appear on the Pennsylvania State Police Web site of registered sex offenders: www.pameganslaw.

Police asked anyone who might have been victimized by Moore to call the Special Victims Unit at 214-685-3251.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

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