Sex offender found guilty of failing to register

George Alexander Moore
George Alexander Moore

WISE, Va. — A convicted sex offender from southwestern Virginia is likely headed back to prison, for failing to comply with registration requirements.

George Alexander Moore, 41, of Norton, was convicted of statutory rape back in 1999 and was required to register with Virginia State Police and document his address and other information every 30 days.

Officials attempted to get Moore to re-register multiple times beginning in November, but they never heard from him. He was then arrested in March.

“Virginia’s sex offender registry is designed to protect children, families, and our communities from those who have committed sex offenses,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Chuck Slemp said. “We take seriously any violation of the requirements sex offenders have to register or reregister under Virginia law. This is especially important when an offender, like the defendant in this case, absconds from supervision and then attempts to conceal his whereabouts from authorities. I appreciate the tireless efforts of the Virginia State Police investigators, especially Senior Trooper Josh Minton, who worked to ensure sex offender compliance with their obligations and the probation officers who provide supervision in these types of cases.”

During a trial Tuesday in Wise Circuit Court, he was found guilty of two counts of failure to register and a probation violation. He now faces up to 28 years in prison when he is sentenced next month.