May 07, 2005

Man Charged With Two Counts Of Aggravated Sexual Assault Gives His Side To KLTV


Two charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child against the former owner of the Dogwood City Daycare and Preschool.
The claims were made against Jefferson Marion Moore, Jr. by children that once attended the daycare.
Friday, Moore contacted KLTV wanting to tell his side of the story.
"I've dedicated myself to helping kids. It devastated me," Moore said.
He says he's innocent. "I want to say that I totally deny any and all of these false allegations that were made by these 2 children," Moore said.
But Smith County investigators think differently. Thursday they charged Jeff Moore, Jr. with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Moore turned himself in to the sheriff's department, saying he wanted no trouble with the law.
"You don't have 19 to 20 years of something and then one day you decide to throw it all out the window and do something that goes against everything and do something you have no desire to do," Moore said.
He is also the pastor at the Dogwood City Chapel next door to what used to be the daycare. Now it's a guitar and music lesson shop.

Posted by kshaw at May 7, 2005 12:55 AM