Retired Gadsden officer: Police kept eye on Moore at mall, ballgames

Updated: Nov. 21, 2017 at 6:24 PM CST
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Montgomery, AL (WSFA/NBC) - Faye Gary, a retired police officer with the Gadsden Police Department, told MSNBC Tuesday that embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore's interest in young girls was widely known and stated the police department kept an eye on Moore at the Gadsden Mall, as well as local ball games.

Moore is fighting multiple allegations he either sexually assaulted or otherwise pursued young girls in the 1970s while he was in his 30s.

Gary spoke with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell about her time with the police department.

"Well, the rumor mill was that he liked young girls," Gary said, "And, you know, 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 it had gotten to a place where they say he was harassing."

Gary added "And we were also told to watch him at the ballgames and make sure that, you know, he didn't hang around the cheerleaders, where the cheerleaders would be."

Moore's campaign has vehemently denied all the allegations against him, including any truth to him being banned from the mall.

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