Man gets 30 years to life in prison for child rape

<p><p>A 41-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday in Spokane County Superior Court to 30 years to life in prison for three counts of first-degree child rape.</p></p><p><p>Charles Allen Moore Jr. received the maximum sentence for the charges stemming from ongoing sexual assaults of a 6-year-old, according to the Spokane Police Department.</p></p><p><p>The defense asked the judge for 13½ years, police said.</p></p><p><p>In June, a jury found Moore guilty on all counts. The lead Spokane police detective said in a police news release this was one of the most disturbing cases he has encountered due to the vulnerability of the victim and the horrendous acts.</p></p><p><p>The abuse came to light when the child told a sister about it, who then told a grandparent. Moore had a relationship with the family, police said.</p></p><p><p>Moore was also charged with first-degree child molestation involving the sister and pleaded guilty to third-degree assault domestic violence, the release said. Moore will face a judge again next week for sentencing on that charge.</p></p>