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Retired Cop Says She Was Told to ‘Make Sure’ Roy Moore ‘Didn’t Hang Around’ High School Cheerleaders

A retired Alabama police officer has said that she had been told to keep an eye on Roy Moore to make sure he didn’t hang around cheerleaders. Yikes.

Former Gadsden police officer Faye Gary has stated that Moore’s predatory behavior toward young girls “was a known fact,” telling the New York Times, “It was treated like a joke. That’s just the way it was.”

“We were also told to watch him at the ball games, and make sure that … he didn’t hang around the cheerleaders,” she said in an interview Tuesday with MSNBC.

Gary also confirmed the recurring allegations that the Alabama Senate candidate was banned from a Gadsden mall for “harassing” young girls.

“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 … really got into a place of where they say he was harassing,” she said.

The former cop took her job seriously, but told Andrea Mitchell that she always thought the term “young girls” was thrown around loosely, expecting that Moore was simply attracted to young women, and not children.

“I didn’t realize it until some time later that when they said he liked young girls — I just thought he liked young ladies, you know, younger than him, maybe in their 20s,” Gary said. “I had no idea, or we had no idea that we were talking about 14-year-olds.”

Gary did note that these instructions were given by “the rumor mill” and did not name a superior officer, though she said that these rumors extended to both the police department and the court house.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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