A retired Alabama police officer said she was told to keep an eye on Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore back in the 1980s because he was known to harass teenage cheerleaders at local school ball games.
Ex-Gadsden cop Faye Gray told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell that rumors of Moore liking young girls were heard on a daily basis and she was even informed that he had been suspended from Gadsden Mall because he allegedly targeted young female employees.
“We were also told to watch him at the ball games and make sure that he didn’t hang around the cheerleaders,” Faye said.
“The rumor was that Roy Moore likes young girls,” she added. “It was not only in our department but at the courthouse, too.”
Faye, a 37-year police veteran who was a detective for the juvenile division at the time, said the department took no action against Moore because it never received complaints on the allegations.
“Every day we were looking for a complaint to come in,” she said. “And I didn’t realize until sometime later that when they said he liked young girls, I just thought he liked young ladies, you know, maybe in their 20s. I had no idea, or we had no idea, that we were talking about 14-year-olds.”
Several women have come forward accusing the ex-Alabama chief justice of either sexually harassing, molesting or groping them. The youngest alleged victim was 14 when Moore was 32 and making moves on her in 1979, according to an expose in The Washington Post.
Moore has denied the claims while both Democrats and Republicans have called for him to drop out of the Senate race. He’s running against Democrat Doug Jones in the Dec. 12 Alabama special election.