Despite pleading not guilty, former Single Ladies star Harold “House” Moore was recently convicted of molesting a 15-year-old in a Georgia court.
According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, Moore, who had reportedly been playing Dr. Dre in a forthcoming Tupac Shakur biopic, was found guilty of sneaking into the girl’s bedroom and touching her early in the morning on Nov. 25, 2012.
He is facing up to 20 years in prison.
The victim, whose name will not be released to the media, stated that this was not the first time that Moore had touched her inappropriately. She said that on previous occasions, “he made her uncomfortable by tickling her on parts of her body and adjusting her bra strap,” Dan Mayfield, chief assistant DA, confirmed in court.
Moore testified during the trial, stressing his innocence, but when asked why the young girl would falsely accuse him, he had no explanation, the newspaper pointed out.
It’s unclear how the two knew each other and how Moore could find himself alone with the victim.
Since his 2012 arrest, Moore had been out on bond and was currently living in Los Angeles working, but when the verdict was read, he was immediately arrested.
Moore’s lawyer, Shannon Briley-Holme, is currently filing an appeal, claiming that the trial judge was prejudicial to her client. Meanwhile, Moore’s sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled.
Say What? ‘Single Ladies’ Actor Convicted Of Child Molestation was originally published on hellobeautiful.com