Harold ‘House’ Moore Convicted Of Violating A Teenage Girl

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Actor Harold “House” Moore, who has appeared on the hit series Single Ladies, was convicted last Friday of violating a 15-year-old girl in Gwinnett County in Georgia. He faces five to 20 years in prison.

After nine hours of deliberation, a jury found him guilty of sneaking into the girl’s bedroom and touching her early in the morning on Nov. 25, 2012, according to a news release from the Gwinnett district attorney’s office.

Defense attorney Shannon Briley-Holmes has prepared a motion for a new trial, and the document is critical of Judge Timothy Hamil’s decisions on the bench. One point that concerned her was Hamil allowing the state to refer to the victim as a “victim” in court, reports the Gwinnett Daily Post.

“The Court stated words to the effect of, ‘The State will call the victim whatever it wants to,’” Briley-Holmes wrote in the motion. “Really? Could the State call the victim Mother Teresa?”

Gwinnett police Cpl. Ben Ervin of the special victim’s unit interviewed the victim and Moore. Harold testified during the trial and maintained his innocence throughout the investigation, but he couldn’t explain why the girl would falsely accuse him, said Dan Mayfield, chief assistant DA. The victim’s connection to Moore hasn’t been released.

“The victim stated the defendant had touched her on previous occasions that made her uncomfortable by tickling her on parts of her body and adjusting her bra strap,” said Mayfield.

Moore had been out on bond since his arrest in 2012 and living in Los Angeles but was immediately arrested after the verdict. His sentencing hearing hasn’t been scheduled.

The Detroit native was set to play Dr. Dre in the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me.  Moore also starred in CSI, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, and more recentlyHawaii Five-O.

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