Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore listens to a question during a news conference with supporters and faith leaders on Nov. 16, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A retired Gadsden, Ala., law-enforcement officer says she and her fellow officers were told to keep Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore away from the high school cheerleading team because it was known that Moore preferred young girls.

Faye Gary, a former police officer, told MSNBC that everyone in the small Alabama town was aware of Moore’s preference for young girls. This echoed reports in the New Yorker and AL.com that Moore had been banned from the local mall for hitting on underage girls.

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“The rumor mill was that he liked young girls,” Faye said during an interview on Andrea Mitchell Reports on Tuesday. Faye served as a Gadsden police officer for 37 years and says she worked as a juvenile detective, explaining that every day her department “waited for a complaint to come in” about Moore:

We were advised that he was being suspended from the mall because he would hang around the young girls that worked in the stores and, you know, really got into a place of where they say he was harassing. And we were also told to watch him at the ball games and make sure he didn’t hang around the cheerleaders... where the cheerleaders would be.

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Moore has been accused of having sexual contact with multiple women when they were teenagers, including Leigh Corfman, who alleges that Moore tried to initiate a sexual encounter with her when she was 14. He is running against Democrat Doug Jones to fill the Senate seat left vacant when Jeff Sessions joined the Trump administration to become attorney general.

Even Donald Trump has weighed in on the controversy, saying that people should vote for Moore because Jones, who convicted the Klansmen who killed four girls in 1963 when they bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., is “soft on crime” ...

... as opposed to Moore, who told four little girls, “I’m so hard.”

Watch the interview with Faye Gary below:

Read more at AL.com.

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