Published: Thu, November 09, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Republicans call on Moore to end campaign after child sex abuse allegations

Republicans call on Moore to end campaign after child sex abuse allegations

An Alabama woman accused Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her decades ago when she was a teenager and he was in his 30s, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Leigh Corfman says Moore approached her and her mother while they were waiting outside a courtroom in Etowah County in 1979. A few days later, Corfman says he picked her up at her home and drove her to his house, where he touched her over her bra and panties and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.

Corfman told the Post, "I wanted it over with - I wanted out". 'Please just get this over with.

Three other women also told the newspaper they too were subjected to unwanted advances from Moore when they were teens.

None say that the jurist forced them into any sexual contact.

Prior to the publication of the Post's story detailing the allegations, Breitbart News appeared to have been tipped off and seemingly called the outlet's motivations into question.

Richard Shelby, said that if the allegations made by the women are true, Moore "wouldn't belong in the Senate".

The legal age of consent in Alabama is 16, as it was when this incident allegedly occurred.

Doug Jones prosecuted the KKK members responsible for Birmingham church bombing, while Roy Moore was trying to seduce junior high and high school girls.

"This garbage is the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation", the statement said. The Post says in 1991 that she was $139,689 in unpaid claims.

Corfman also told the newspaper she anxious she wouldn't be believed because of her background that included three divorces and a poor financial history.

In a statement, Moore's campaign chair, Bill Armistead said, "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".

You can read all of the Washington Post's report here. Moore lashed out at the U.S. Supreme Court decision which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, saying said the decision was against the laws of nature.

Corfman said that on one of the visits, Moore also gave her alcohol. If Jones wins, the Republicans will only control the Senate by one vote.

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