Commonwealth v. Kindale Keith Moore; Rapist Sentenced to Two Life Terms Plus Twenty Years, Victims Were 77 and 88 Years Old

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that Kindale Keith Moore, 22 years old, previously residing on Centre Port Circle in Portsmouth, Virginia was sentenced today by Judge Edward Hanson to life in prison on one (1) count of Rape, life in prison on one (1) count of Forcible Sodomy, and twenty (20) years on one (1) count of Burglary.  The sentences stem from sexual assaults on two separate victims. 

Had this matter gone to trial, the Commonwealth’s evidence would have proved that on February 14, 2010, the 88-year-old victim was watching television in the living room of her residence in the City of Virginia Beach.  Just before midnight, she was walking down the hallway towards her bedroom when she was met by Kindale Moore.  Moore grabbed her by the shoulders and forced her into her bedroom where he sexually assaulted her.  He then fled the residence through the front door.  Virginia Beach police officers responded to the residence shortly thereafter.  During an interview with detectives from the Special Victims Unit, Moore was observed wearing a pair of shoes which matched the detailed description of the shoes provided by the victim.  Moore was also linked to the crimes through DNA analysis. The Forcible Sodomy and Burglary charges arose from the assault on this victim.

The rape charge stemmed from an incident that occurred on May 23, 2008.  The Commonwealth’s evidence would have proved that on that date, the 77-year-old victim was sitting in the living room of her residence in the City of Virginia Beach.  Moore entered the residence through an unlocked back door and pulled the victim from her chair.  The victim struggled with Moore, but he was able to overpower her.  Before Moore left, he told the victim not to tell anyone and that he would be back.  On April 2, 2010, using DNA left at the scene by the attacker, Forensic Scientist D. Myers conducted a subsequent search of the DNA Data Bank.  She found a match for Moore. 


Judge Hanson listened to the 911 call of one of the victims who died of unrelated causes the day before Moore was arrested for that attack.  He also heard testimony from the daughters of each victim regarding the effect the attacks had on their mothers and other family members.  Coincidentally, the victims and their families had been friends for years.


Moore was previously convicted of Object Sexual Penetration and Burglary in Portsmouth Circuit Court.  On January 24, 2011, he was sentenced to 60 years imprisonment on those charges. 


The case was prosecuted by Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Thomas M. Murphy and Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Charisse L. Black.  Please call Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.