A prosecutor who worked with Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in the 1980's come forward in an interview with CNN to say it was "common knowledge" that Moore dated high school girls.
Former deputy district attorney Teresa Jones said, "It was common knowledge that Roy dated high school girls, everyone we knew thought it was weird. 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."
According to her firm's website, Jones is now a partner at Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, a P.A. law firm, but back when she worked with Moore she was a district attorney for Etowah County, Alabama from 1982 to 1985. Moore worked as a deputy district attorney at the same office from 1977 to 1982.
The comments from Jones follow accusations from four women claiming that Moore pursued them sexually when they were just teenagers. The youngest of the four accusers says she was 14 when Moore sexually molested her, Moore was 32 at the time of the assault.
When confronted by conservative talk radio host Sean Hannity over the allegations and asked whether Moore dated teenagers when he was in his 30's he replied, "No, not generally." On another occasion, Moore justified his flings with teenagers by saying he only ever dated underage girls if he asked their mothers permission first.
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