Rochester Man’s Child Sex Abuse Trial Ends in Guilty Verdict
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - An Olmsted County jury has returned a guilty verdict against a Rochester man in a child sexual abuse case.
60-year-old Thomas Allen Moe was found guilty of one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving two young girls. He is scheduled to be sentenced in January.
Court records show Moe was charged in July 2018 with one count each of first and second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Another criminal complaint charging Moe with a single count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct was filed in September 2020.
In the first case, Moe was accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl beginning in December 2017. She told investigators the abuse continued through July 2018 and that her younger sister had also been sexually assaulted by Moe. According to the criminal complaint in the case, the younger sister initially did not disclose any sexual abuse, but later told a mandatory reporter in Winona County that she had been assaulted by Moe beginning when she was 7 years old.
The criminal charges stated the sexual abuse occurred while their mother was at work and Moe would come to their residence in southeast Rochester to assist her with childcare. When interviewed by investigators, Moe denied being asked to watch over the children and the allegations of sexual abuse.
He is currently being held in the Olmsted County Jail without bail.