A Paso Robles man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to molesting two children under the age of 10.
According to a District Attorney’s Office news release, “Eric Allen Moore, 33 of Paso Robles, has been sentenced to 50-years to life in State Prison after his plea of guilty to two counts of engaging in sex acts with children under the age of 10.”
Moore in a Dec. 3 hearing also reportedly admitted to two aggravating factors. “The crimes involved victims who were particularly vulnerable and that he took advantage of a position of trust or confidence when he committed the crimes.”
The crimes took place in Paso Robles between March 4, 2017 and March 3, 2022, according to the charging document released by the D.A. The charges accused him of having sex with and sodomy of a child under 10; both were “first times” for both girls; and each set of charges was repeated for both of his victims.
Other charges involve using his hands and other objects on the victims, including “Chapstick in vagina.” His crimes also included lewd and lascivious acts on the two victims.
The charges require Moore to submit to an AIDS test and to register as a convicted sex offender for the rest of his life, in or out of prison.
“While it is tragic to see children so terribly victimized by someone they are supposed to trust most,” Dep. D.A. Kristin Barnard said, “I am amazed at the resilience and courage shown by these two young survivors. I commend both for having the strength to speak up and not stay silent.”
The case was investigated by the Paso Robles Police Department and the D.A’s Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Dep. D.A. Barnard who is part of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit.
It’s the latest in a string of felony convictions by the Sex Crimes Unit that has cracked down offenders resulting in life in prison sentences.