South London predator who raped vulnerable teenager in 1990s jailed

Jailed: Rapist Colin Moore (Met Police)
Jailed: Rapist Colin Moore (Met Police)

A south London rapist who abused a teenager in the 1990s has been jailed nearly three decades on.

Colin Moore, 57, was found guilty of four counts of rape and five counts of indecent assault following the conclusion of a trial at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday.

The court heard how Moore, of Grove Lane, Camberwell, abused the girl over four years at locations in west and central London.

The victim was under the age of 16 at the time Moore’s offences started in 1995.

In 2020, the victim, by now an adult, came forward to report the abuse she suffered at the hands of Moore, leading to his arrest and charge.

Met Detective Sergeant Laura Harcombe said: “Colin Moore is a sexual predator who manipulated and abused a vulnerable young girl he knew.

“Even when he was interviewed, he tried to pass off his behaviour in many circumstances as acceptable, something that couldn’t be further from the truth.

“This woman has shown great courage to come forward and report the abuse she suffered over a prolonged period of time to police.

“We have specially trained officers who have supported her throughout this process and I can only hope that Moore’s conviction brings her some form of closure.”

Moore was remanded in custody ahead of sentencing at the same court on September 9 2024.