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Trial date set for school employee facing child sex abuse charges

CRESCENT CITY- A trial date was set for 52 year old Gary Moore of Crescent City. He’s the Del Norte school employee who was arrested back in December on child sex abuse charges. 
On Thursday afternoon in a Del Norte County courtroom, the attorney for Moore filed a motion to dismiss three of the five counts of lewd acts on a child. In addition, the attorney moved to drop the special allegation that results in 15 years to life. The judge denied the request.
Moore is set to appear before a jury on June 2nd.