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By Bill Houston

Burlington, WI — A rumor, believed to be started by an 18-year-old male, has led to multiple charges filed against Gavin W. Moore, 5101 328th Ave., after the accused bragged about engaging in sexual acts with a minor at Burlington High School, 400 McCanna Pkwy., Thursday, Oct. 31.

Moore is accused of felony second-degree sexual assault of a child under 16-years-of-age and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

If convicted of sexual assault, he faces up to 40 years in prison and fines up to $100,000.

According to the Racine County District Attorney’s criminal complaint, a 15-year-old female student of Burlington High School reported to the Burlington Police Department that after “making out” with Moore in a stairwell at the school, he forced her to perform sexual acts on him.

According to the complaint, Moore said: “things went farther than intended,” but he would not use the word “force” to describe anything that took place.

Moore was released on a $5,000 signature bond under conditions he has no contact with the girl, her family, or Burlington High School. He was also ordered to provide a DNA sample as a condition of his release.

Moore has a preliminary hearing scheduled in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch, 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, in the Lower Level Hearing Room of the Racine County Law Enforcement Center.

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