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Posted on: October 22, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Court of Appeals Denies Petition for Rehearing

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October 22, 2015

Contact: Heather F. Williamson
Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office
20 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176-2809
(703) 777-0242



LEESBURG, Virginia – October 16, 2015. The Court of Appeals of Virginia denied Moses Ulysess Harris’ petition for a rehearing on his 2013 convictions for two counts of rape, two counts of carnal knowledge, five counts of indecent liberties with a child by custodian, and one count of manufacturing child pornography.

Beginning in the summer of 2007, Harris, a previously convicted sex offender worked his way into the lives a local family. He eventually moved into their home and preyed on one of the young children living there and repeated sexual abuse on that child took place for the next five years.

On June 13, 2013, Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge Burke F. McCahill upheld a jury verdict sentencing Harris to two life sentences plus 75 years in the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Harris has been incarcerated since his arrest for these charges in April 2012.

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