Judge Roy Moore, Republican candidate for the Senate in Alabama has been accused of sexual misconduct on two occasions and with two separate women. The first woman (Leigh Corfman) claims she was 14 when she had an encounter with Roy Moore in 1979. The essence of her claim is that Mr. Moore touched her inappropriately making her feel uncomfortable. The second woman (Beverly Young Nelson), who was 16 at the time, claims that in 1977 Mr. Moore sexually assaulted her. I would encourage you to read the claims yourself for more details. There are three other women who have claimed that Judge Moore dated them when they were between the age of 16-18 and he was in his early 30’s. None of these three women claim any sexual misconduct.
With the first accuser, the Washington Post interviewed two friends and her mother (Nancy Wells). The story claims that “Two of Corfman’s childhood friends say she told them at the time that she was seeing an older man, and one says Corfman identified the man as Moore. Wells says her daughter told her about the encounter more than a decade later, as Moore was becoming more prominent as a local judge.”