Bristol man accused of having sex with young teen competent to stand trial

Published on Tuesday, 15 January 2019 20:04
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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BRISTOL - A Bristol man accused of having sex with a teenage girl has been found competent to stand trial.

Cord Moore, 22, of 82 Lexington St., learned of the finding during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court on Thursday, where his attorney, Alfonzo Sirica, did not dispute a clinical team’s opinion that Moore can understand the proceedings against him and assist in his own defense.

Moore, who is being held on $100,000 bond, faces charges of second-degree sexual assault and illegal sexual contact. He has pleaded not guilty.

According to police, the allegations involve Moore having sex with a girl who was 14 years old at the time. Court documents say the sexual assault happened in February 2018.

Police have declined to release further details about the case, citing the sealing order a judge put in place on the warrant immediately after the arrest.

Sirica was granted a continuance to Feb. 21, when he expects state prosecutors to extend his client a plea bargain.

While the case is pending, Moore has been ordered not to contact the victim or come within 100 yards of her.

Moore’s previous criminal convictions include those of third-degree assault and violation of conditions of release.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Tuesday, 15 January 2019 20:04. Updated: Tuesday, 15 January 2019 20:07.