An experienced police officer who flashed an elderly woman on her doorstep and touched another complainant’s bottom will learn his fate later this month.
Stuart Moore, who lives in Huddersfield and has been an officer for more than 25 years, had denied offences of sexual assault and indecent exposure, but following a trial a Bradford Crown Court he was unanimously convicted on both charges today.
The two incidents happened last year while the officer was off-duty, but the 53-year-old was said to have been wearing “an old-fashioned policeman’s cape” when he turned up at the pensioner’s back door and exposed himself to her.
Moore denied the indecent exposure allegation on the grounds that the incident had been “a mistake” as he tried to move on his relationship with the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons.
He suggested that the complainant had “giggled” when he did it, but the woman said they did not have a relationship and she described Moore as “creepy”.
The woman said when Moore exposed himself to her he said:”What do you think of that?”
She told him to go away and went back into her home where she hid from him in the living room.
“I was shocked and shaking and thought what am I going to do,” she said.
On another occasion married Moore touched another woman, who also cannot be identified, on the bottom while they were going for a walk.
Moore denied that incident had ever happened, but the jury found him guilty of sexual assault in relation to that offence.
His barrister Chloe Fairley asked for Moore’s case to be adjourned for a pre-sentence report and he was granted bail until June 29.
Judge David Hatton QC said a report was going to be essential and he also indicated that the author of the report should see a psychiatric report about Moore.
“He’s a man of no previous convictions but it is a serious business particularly for a man in his position,” noted the judge.
Moore’s conviction means he will now have to register as a sex offender.