Harold Moore, who became a fan favorite on the hit show Single Ladies, will have to put his acting career — and everything else in his life — on hold for the foreseeable future.
The actor was found guilty of child molestation after allegedly sneaking into a 15-year-old girl’s bedroom and touching her inappropriately. The verdict could result in up to 20 years in prison.
Harold testified during the trial and maintained his innocence, but could not defend why the young girl would continuously accuse him of the heinous crime. Dan Mayfield, the Gwinnett County, Georgia, chief assistant D.A. said that, “The victim stated the defendant had touched her on previous occasions that made her uncomfortable by tickling her on parts of her body and adjusting her bra strap.”
The jury returned its guilty verdict on July 2nd after more than 9 hours of deliberation.
Harold had been out on bail since the 2012 arrest and has kept up an active acting career since then, but is likely facing some pretty serious time for this very serious, and disturbing, crime.