A retired Alabama police officer said police were told to keep Roy Moore from hanging around high school cheerleaders.
Faye Gary, a Former Gadsden police officer, told MSNBC on Tuesday that the "rumor mill was that he [Moore] liked 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, you know, really got into a place of where they say he was harassing,” Gary told MSNBC.
Several Alabama residents told AL.com that the GOP Senate candidate was known for lingering around the mall to flirt with high school girls. Blake Usry, an Alabama resident who was a teenager at the time, told the publication that he remembers regularly seeing Moore at the mall.
"He would go and flirt with all the young girls," he said. "It'd seem like every Friday or Saturday night [you'd see him] walking around the mall, like the kids did."
Gary told MSNBC that she was a juvenile detective at the time she was given the orders to keep Moore away from young women.
"Every day we was looking for a complaint to come in and I didn't realize it until sometime later that when they said he liked young girls, I just thought he liked young ladies ... maybe in their 20s," she said.
Reports surrounding Moore and his affinity for young women while he was in his 30s have continued to circulate since reports that Moore pursued sexual relationships with teenage girls while he was in his 30s.