Louisiana man handed life sentence after first-degree rape conviction


Photo courtesy of the Lafourche Parish District Attorney’s Office.

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A man found guilty of first-degree rape in February was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, probation or the suspension of his sentence, Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell announced.

During the trial, it took the jury less than an hour to deem Johnny Moore Jr. guilty, according to the DA’s Office.

“Crimes of a sexual nature are difficult to prosecute in that a trial can potentially cause more trauma to the victim,” Russell said. “A good prosecutor has to work hard to balance the victim’s dignity with the pursuit of justice, and this is exactly what they did.”


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