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La Porte Man Convicted of Rape

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte man will likely be going to prison.


36-year old Earl Moore was convicted of Level 3 felony Rape by a LaPorte Circuit Court jury last week.  He was also found guilty on Level 5 and Level 6 counts of Battery.


According to court documents, the victim met Moore at Mickey’s Bar in December of 2019 and was already very intoxicated before having a few more drinks with Moore.


Authorities said they left the bar together but Moore had to help her out because she could barely stand.   He allegedly raped the woman inside a vehicle parked outside his residence in the 500 block of Porter St.


According to court documents, the woman after waking up felt something wasn’t right and was taken to the hospital where an examination revealed she had been sexually assaulted.


Police said Moore denied having any contact with the woman but DNA and other evidence implicated him in the alleged crime.


Moore could face anywhere from 3 to 16 years on the rape charge and as much as eight and a half years on the two other counts.


No sentencing date has been set.

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