Sunday, March 27, 2011


Judge Throws Out Charges Against Moores

By ROD STETZER | | Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 1:30 pm

Charges against Bruce E. Moores, a registered sex offender and a former local radio personality, were dismissed Monday in Chippewa County Circuit Court.

Judge Jim Isaacson ruled there was no probable cause a felony was committed by Moores, who was accused of  being a child sex offender working with children. Isaacson also dismissed at Monday’s preliminary hearing a misdemeanor count of bail jumping against Moores.

Isaacson made his ruling after hearing testimony from  Chippewa Falls Police Officer Deb Brettigen, Jodi Voegeli of the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry and Theresa King, a worker at the Village of Terror.

A criminal complaint said Moores, 41, 2403 Tony Court - Apt. 3, Eau Claire had contact with children who appeared to be under 16 while working at the food and beverage booth at the Village of Terror, 2302 Nelson Road, Chippewa Falls. The attraction is on the grounds of the Chippewa Valley Renaissance Faire.

Isaacson ruled there was insufficient evidence to show that what Moores was doing constituted a violation.

The potential penalty for the felony charge was 12 years and six months in prison and a $25,000 fine. Moores also faced a potential $10,000 fine or nine months in jail on the bail jumping charge.

Moores was convicted of a sexual assault of a child on Nov. 23, 1992 for an incident that happened in March 1992.

Moores was represented by attorney Robert Thorson while the state was represented by Assistant District Attorney Wade Newell.

He worked for a time for Maverick Media, including doing news reports on WAYY-AM.

Although the Chippewa County charges against Bruce Moores were dismissed, the ex-disc jockey was found guilty in Dunn County of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.

According to the criminal complaint, the 49-year-old was seen videotaping high school girls changing out of their uniforms after a volleyball tournament at UW-Stout’s Johnson Fieldhouse  in August 2010. Moores told one of the girls he was working for a local advertising “shopper” newspaper.

The Dunn County News contributed to this report.

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