Roy Moore accused of sexual contact with teen, Washington Post reports

WaPo: Woman Accuses Roy Moore Of Sexual Encounter When She Was 14

Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14 and he was 32

Four women have told the Washington Post that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore pursued them when they were teenagers - between the ages of 14 and 18 - and he was in his 30s.

Two of Corfman's friends say she told them about "seeing an older man", the Post reports, and one of them identified Moore as the man. Corfman's mother, Nancy Wells, 71, says her daughter told her of the encounters more than a decade later.

In a one-sentence statement Thursday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says: "If these allegations are true, he must step aside". Senator Jeff Cornyn called the allegations "deeply disturbing and troubling" Thursday, but that it was up to the government and people of Alabama to decide whether he should be senator. Marion County GOP Chairman David Hall dismissed the accusations, telling Dale that the story told by the woman who was 14 at the time was irrelevant because "she's not saying that anything happened other than they kissed".

Leigh Corfman, now 53, said she met Moore outside an Alabama courthouse in 1979.

Some of what Moore is accused of would have been illegal under Alabama law.

"Judge Roy Moore has endured the most outlandish attacks on any candidate in the modern political arena, but this story in today's Washington Post alleging sexual impropriety takes the cake", its statement added.

The statement also notes that Moore has been married to the same woman for 33 years and has four children and five grandchildren. He won the Republican nomination in September besting appointed incumbent Luther Strange by a margin of 55%-45% despite Strange's support from Donald Trump and the entire machinery of the Republican party.

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Moore has called the allegations "completely false".

Days later, Corfman said, Moore drove her to his home, complimented her appearance, and kissed her.

The problem for Republicans is, by law, it's too late to take Mr Moore's name off the ballot even if he decides to quit the race, which - given his history of bucking authority, judicial and otherwise - is no sure bet.

The 12 December vote could be a good test of whether there is ever a scenario in which deep-red Alabama could elect a Democrat to statewide office. During a second visit to Moore's home, Corfman told the Washington Post, Moore removed his and her clothes, touched her over her underwear, and guided her hand to do the same over his "tight white" undergarments.

Republicans, already reeling from the election losses they suffered on Tuesday, have only a two-seat majority in the Senate and are facing a handful of hard elections next year. - Moore in a 2002 state circuit court opinion when he ruled against a woman who had come out as a lesbian in her custody case. "Please just get this over with".

Despite the campaign's clear denial of the allegations, several politicians have come forward calling for Moore to step down.

"The Washington Post has already endorsed the Judge's opponent, and for months, they have engaged in a systematic campaign to distort the truth about the Judge's record and career and derail his campaign".

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