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Mechanicsville man receives two years in jail for committing indecent acts in New Kent

By Andre Jones | March 11, 2024 8:28 pm

A Mechanicsville man will spend the next two years in jail after pleading guilty to committing indecent acts with minors.

Donald Matthews Moore Jr., 36, of the 7900 block of Flannigan Mill Road, entered guilty pleas to two counts each of committing indecent acts with a minor and misdemeanor sexual battery as part of a plea agreement reached Monday morning in New Kent Circuit Court.

In a summary of evidence by New Kent Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott Renick, a New Kent investigator was contacted in January 2023 about the actions of an individual committing acts against a minor. Moore, who was a supervisor of a local business at the time, had allegedly committed acts against minors who were employed at the establishment. Among acts that the victims referenced that Moore committed include inappropriate touching in the workplace, making sexually explicit comments, and taking them into blind spots where security cameras could not see the actions. When Moore was questioned about it, he admitted to the offenses. The victims were minors at the time of the offenses.

Under the agreement, Moore received a five-year sentence with three years suspended (two years to serve) on the first conviction of committing indecent acts with a minor. All five years on the second conviction of committing indecent acts with a minor, along with 12 months on each of the misdemeanor sexual battery charges were suspended. Moore must also pay a total of $2,000 in fines.

In an unrelated case, A Boykins woman will spend six months in jail after pleading guilty to an amended charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Danasia Primus, 19, of the 18000 block of Deloatch Avenue, entered guilty pleas to one count each of the aforementioned amended charge (originally felony child abuse) and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon as part of a plea deal. An additional charge of felony child abuse was dropped as part of the agreement.

In a summary of evidence, on June 1, 2023, a New Kent Deputy on patrol in Eltham conducted a routine traffic stop on a Red Dodge Durango. The driver, identified as Primus, did not have a valid license. The vehicle was searched prior to it being towed, with the discovery of a firearm inside. Two children were passengers in the vehicle that Primus was driving, leading to her arrest.

Under the agreement, Primus received a 12-month sentence with six months suspended (six months to serve) on the misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor conviction. All 12 months on the misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon were suspended, but she must also pay a total of $1,500 in fine.