A local pilot who had been lauded in 2013 by Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox has been found guilty by a Sumter County jury in a child sex case.
Jack Elsworth Moore, 67, of Wildwood, was found guilty by a jury Nov. 2 on charges of sexual battery upon a child under the age of 12 and lewd and lascivious behavior molestation of a child under the age of 12.
Sentencing has been set for Nov. 28 in front of Judge William H. Hallman III in Sumter County Court.
The mother of a 5-year-old daughter had reported that she had relied on Moore as a babysitter a few days a week, according to an arrest affidavit from July 2013 from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
The daughter had reported to her mother that Moore had invited the child to do some inappropriate touching on more than one occasion while watching the child while the mother was at work. The details were document in a forensic interview with the child at the Child Advocacy Center. Moore was arrested July 4, 2103.
In Sept. 18, 2013, the Wildwood pilot was saluted by the FAA for “setting a positive example” for meeting or exceeding the high educational, licensing and medical standards established by the agency. You can read more about the honor HERE
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