GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore Accused of Sexual Contact With Young Girl

By David G. McAfee

Roy Moore, an evangelical activist and Republican candidate for Senate from Alabama who recently made headlines for lying about receiving a massive salary from his Christian charity, is now involved in a much bigger scandal: he’s been accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl.

The Washington Post first reported this afternoon that Leigh Corfman, now 53, said she met with Moore several times as a child and that he touched her inappropriately “over her bra and underpants.” He was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney at the time.

Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.

Corfman’s childhood friends and mother also confirmed that she told them about the encounter with Moore years ago.

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