Suspect in attempted rape faces charge that he violated parole in incident

September 29, 1993|By Alan J. Craver | Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer

A man who is accused of attempting to rape a Guilford woman six weeks after he was freed from prison is back under the jurisdiction of the state Division of Correction, pending a hearing to determine if the incident violated the terms of his early release.

The state Department of Parole and Probation issued an order on Sept. 9 to remand Thurman Alexander Moore to the state prison system on a charge that he violated the terms of his early release from a 25-year jail term for rape and kidnapping.

Moore, 47, of the 9400 block of Guilford Road in Guilford, had served about 20 years of his prison term.

Moore, whose criminal record goes back more than 30 years, had been at the county Detention Center awaiting trial on charges for the Aug. 31 attack on the woman in her home. He had been denied bond.

He is now at the state's Reception Diagnostic and Classification Center in Baltimore, pending a hearing before the state Parole Commission.

Convicts can be released early after collecting credits -- accrued through good behavior, holding prison jobs or taking educational courses, said Leonard Sipes, spokesman for the corrections division. Once released, they must abide certain conditions.

Mr. Sipes said the parole commission will likely hear Moore's case on the parole and probation department's order after he goes to court on newest charges. The commission may require Moore to complete the remainder of his 25-year prison term, Mr. Sipes said.

Moore was indicted on charges of first-degree sexual offense, assault with intent to rape, daytime housebreaking, assault, battery, and two counts each of third-degree sexual assault and perverted sexual practices for the attack. The attack was thwarted by three people who subdued Moore until police arrived.

The case is scheduled for a hearing in Howard Circuit Court on Nov. 16.

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