Child abuse case moves forward in district court
By Kaylie Ractliffe
During her arraignment in Richardson County District Court on May 8, Jessica E. Moore, age 28 of Falls City, entered a plea of not guilty on two counts of child abuse.
On Mar. 26, the Falls City Police Department received a complaint from a woman accusing Moore of injecting her child with methamphetamine. According to the arrest affidavit, Moore had allegedly injected the child with methamphetamine on two separate occasions within a one-month time frame. Moore was arrested and charged with two counts of child abuse, a class 3A felony.
A pretrial conference is scheduled for June 26, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. If convicted, Moore may face up to five years in prison or a fine of $10,000, or both.