A former colleague of GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore told CNN on Saturday that it was “common knowledge” that the former Assistant District Attorney for Etowah County, Ala. from 1977 until 1982, dated high school girls in the 1980s.
Teresa Jones, who served as Deputy District Attorney for Etowah County, from 1982 until 1985, confirmed to CNN that multiple people thought it was unusual that Moore dated high school girls, but that no one ever stepped forward to raise the matter with him.
“It was common knowledge that Roy Moore dated high school girls, everyone we knew thought it was weird,” Jones told CNN. “We wondered why someone his age would hang out at high school football games and the mall … but you really wouldn’t say anything to someone like that.”
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On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that Moore pursued sexual relationships with teen girls as a 32-year-old prosecutor.
One of Moore’s accusers, Leigh Corfman, told the Post that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her in 1979 when she was just 14 and he was 32.
In an interview on Sean Hannity’s radio program on Friday, Moore denied knowing Corfman but did not rule out “dating” teens while he was in his 30s. He said he “dated a lot of young ladies” when he returned from the military, though “not generally” 16-or 17-year-olds.