In 1979, 14-year old Leigh Corfman was approached by a man as she sat outside a courtroom with her mother. The man introduced himself as Roy Moore. Moore struck up a conversation with the teenager and her mother. He then offered to sit outside of the courtroom with the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing. Moore, who was an Assistant District Attorney at the time, told the mother that the child shouldn’t have to watch the nastiness of a custody hearing. When Moore was alone with the 14-year old, he chatted with her and asked for her phone number. Days later, Moore met up with the 14-year old. He picked her up around the corner from her home in Gadsen, and drove her to his home in the woods about 30 minutes away. Once there, Moore kissed the girl and told her how pretty she was. Corfman said there was a second trip to Moore’s home which got more progressive, as Moore removed the girls clothes and touched her body and removed his clothes and had her touch him. Corfman said the two did not have sexual intercourse.
Stephanie Mccrummen, Beth Reinhard, and Alice Crites of The Washington Post (wapo), broke the groundbreaking story today about the Republican nominee from Alabam for a U.S Senate seat. Aside from Corfman, the story also says there were three other women, all who were between the ages of 16-18 at the time of the assaults, claim similar stories and experiences with Moore when he was in his 30’s. None of the claims involve sexual intercourse, but it does show a predatory behavior by a man in a position of authority. Moore has a history of being a Bible verse spewing, “Christian values”, 2nd amendment praising, Republican. Moore was suspended from the bench in 2003 for disobeying a federal judge’s order to take down a 5200 pound statue of The Ten Commandments in the lobby of the Judicial Building. Moore also once declared “God’s law will be publicly acknowledged in our court.” You can read the full story at The Washington post right here