After a pedophile drag queen was discovered dead in an alleyway while wearing a complete stage costume, a man has been detained on suspicion of manslaughter.
Jeweler and convicted sex offender Darren Moore, 39, vanished while returning from his weekly Sunday night performance at a gay bar in Cardiff. He was discovered dead in the heart of the city while still sporting his signature fake breasts, blonde wig, and fluorescent yellow clothing.
According to South Wales Police, a 50-year-old local man has been detained until investigations are conducted after being arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
In order to determine the cause of Darren’s passing, a post-mortem examination was performed, and more investigations are still being conducted.
Moore, aka Crystal Couture, was well-known in the LGBT culture in the UK and had worked with TV’s RuPaul.
Following reports made on social media that Darren was battered to death, police have begged for peace and asked people to refrain from making assumptions.
“We appreciate there is shock and grief in the local and wider community following the murder of Darren Moore who was a well-known drag artist in Cardiff,” said Superintendent Michelle Conquer, Head of Operations in Cardiff.
“Recognizing, embracing, and defending equality and diversity is a long-standing and strong history in Cardiff.” South Wales Police is honored to serve as a voice for and a protector of all the communities it serves.
“Anyone with concerns is encouraged to get in touch with us in confidence.
“Our Neighbourhood Policing Team, as always, will continue to maintain a visible police presence in the city center while an investigation is ongoing.”
Under his prior name of Darren Sewell, he was sentenced to three years in a young offenders’ institution as a teenager after being found guilty of four charges of rape on a lad under the age of 16.
He was forbidden from coming into touch with kids, but in 2011, he was found guilty of violating the restriction by teaching gymnastics and dance to kids in Cardiff.
He was given a three-year treatment program for sexual offenders, a 24-month supervision order, 300 hours of unpaid labor, and a six-month electronic tag curfew.