Roy Moore Accused of Sexual Encounter with Minor, Pursuing Teenage Girls

“I wasn’t ready for that — I had never put my hand on a man’s penis, much less an erect one,” Corfman says.

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Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore engaged in a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, according to a report from The Washington Post. He also romantically pursued at least three other teenage girls while in his 30s.

Leigh Corfman, now 53, and her mother recalled that Moore approached her in a courthouse in 1979 and offered to watch Corfman while her mother had to attend a custody hearing.

“He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her to go in there and hear all that. I’ll stay out here with her,’” Corfman’s mother, 71-year-old Nancy Wells, told The Post. “I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.”

“He was charming and smiley,” Corfman told The Post.

According to Corfman’s account, she and Moore spoke at the courthouse that day, and the two later began talking on the phone. They made plans for Moore to pick her up to get together.

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Not having any sexual experience beyond kissing at that point, Corfman recalled to The Post a “giddy, excited” feeling — which quickly disappeared when Moore picked her up to bring her to his house.

“I remember the further I got from my house, the more nervous I got,” Corfman told The Post.

At Moore’s house the two talked and Moore eventually kissed Corfman, she said. Uncomfortable, she asked him to take her home.

But when Moore called again, she said she agreed to see him.

“This was a new experience, and it was exciting and fun and scary,” Corfman said to The post. “It was just like this roller-coaster ride you’ve not been on.”

The second time, according to Corfman, Moore at one point was naked except for a pair of “tight white” underwear.

According to The Post:

“[Corfman] remembers that Moore kissed her, that he took off her pants and shirt, and that he touched her through her bra and underpants. She says that he guided her hand to his underwear and that she yanked her hand back.

“’I wasn’t ready for that — I had never put my hand on a man’s penis, much less an erect one,’ Corfman says.”

Three other women shared stories of Moore pursuing them when they were ages 14, 17 and 18. They did not report any sexual encounters that went beyond kissing but said they found the attention “flattering at the time, but troubling as they got older.”

The woman who was 18 at the time recalled drinking wine with Moore. In Alabama, where the incident took place, the legal drinking age was nineteen.

Sixteen was then — and is now — the age of consent in Alabama.

Moore called Corfman’s account “completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign.”

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But Republicans are listening.

Republican Alabama Sen. Luther Strange said to BuzzFeed News, “It’s a very, very disturbing report. That’s all I have to say. I’ve just seen it and I’ll have more to say.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called for Moore to exit the race for Senate if Corfman’s account is true.

“If these allegations are true, he must step aside,” he said in a statement.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said ti reporters, “I’m horrified, and if this is true he needs to step down immediately.”

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  • Doubt he’ll withdraw his candidacy in a she said/he said dispute, but if the charges are substantial or significant, pray he doesn’t win election.

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  • Here we go again … “much less an erect one”. Is this really what this female said? Sounds like a plot to me.

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    • Pain, do you say things to be a PAIN, or are you the part of America that’s been dumbed down by the Republicans? Would you have to be present at the scene of the sexual assault to believe it? If you were present at the sexual assault ( a witness) and you knew the person committing the assault voted for Trump, who’s side would you take?

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    • Hey- PIANKI – you sound all hyped up ready to just declare that this woman is lying because you question the way she phrased her answer to a question???????? What the hell. I went through a very, very similar situation as a young teenage girl. I was also made to touch my abuser and pulled my hand back in utter fright and horror at the sight and feel of a penis … ready for it….. “much less an erect one”. I repeated those EXACT words to a counselor. As an adult I was able to articulate what happened much better. So go f yourself moron. You have no clue, none whatsoever. Everything she said and did was right on to what and how a child feels when suddenly in that position. So unless you’ve been there – shut up because you have not a single clue. In my case… my predator took advantage of my father’s cancer and many trips to the hospital – in this young woman’s case her parents were discussing divorcing. You don’t need to be a brain surgeon to pick the commonality that these predators have – they prey on the young going through a difficult time. So in short…. I believe this woman whole heartedly because I listened to her words.. her accounting of it all – and it is spot on to what happens when you find yourself in that position. A plot ?? YOU sir… are an ass – a complete and utter ass. I am a survivor.

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      • Sorry Luke – but this one rattled my cage. I am 56 years old and wish like heck I had the strength and courage these women have. This young woman brought this up now for many reasons and what many people don’t realize is that a victim can keep this dark secret for 45 or more years and never say a word until something spurs us into action. It’s an individual thing… but this man’s presence in the news and election proceedings probably spurred her into action…. the hypocrisy of his words would of done it to me as well. PIANKI fired me up for sure! People who haven’t been abused – should not comment on it and certainly not pre-judge a victim. Ok. I am done venting now. thank you.

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      • SUSAN–Thanks for sharing your story with us!
        I was sexually harassed by my first supervisor at my job.
        We never got to where you were, because I was so ANGRY
        at this excuse-for-a-man, I fantasized about how I could
        put him through the glass doors of the library!! These
        predators should be grateful I never earned a law degree;
        I would be a RUTHLESS judge and I’d sentence these
        sleazebags to Komodo Island, so that 10-foot dinosaur
        can practice its predatory skills and deliver that septic
        bacteria-ridden BITE to the “nether regions of sin.” :-)

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  • One of Moore’s colleagues at the District Attorney’s Office during that period of time stated that it was common knowledge that Moore dated high school girls, and that they all questioned his time spent at high school football games and the mall pursuing those young girls.

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    • There are 20 points of collaboration and let’s think about Ms. Corfman’s life, now that she’s public about being the victim of a predator as a young teenager as her family was going through divorce.

      The woman has guts. More guts than a big phoney with his stupid cowboy hat brandishing a pistol. Big half-a-man, prowling the corredors of family court looking for vulnerable girls.

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