A former colleague of Alabama judge Roy Moore said that it was well known around the District Attorney's Office that Moore commonly "dated high school girls."
“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," Deputy District Attorney for Etowah County, Ala., who worked alongside Roy Moore, told CNN.
Moore's former colleague's claim comes following a Washington Post report that the now-Alabama Republican Senate nominee pursued sexual relationships with teenage girls while he was in his 30s.
Jones served as Deputy District Attorney in Etowah County, Ala., from 1982 to 1985, Moore served as deputy distract attorney from 1977 to 1982.
One of the women mentioned in the Post report claims that more than 30 years ago, in 1979, when she was 14, Moore touched her in a sexual manner.
Moore denies this allegation of sexual misconduct but has not ruled out that he dated other teenage girls when he was in his 30's, claiming he "generally" does not remember dating girls that young.
He defended himself at a Veterans Day event Saturday in Alabama, saying, "I have the highest regard for the protection of young children."
Moore has faced backlash from Republican leaders nationwide, but he does have some defenders.
President Trump’s Alabama state campaign co-chairmen called the allegations against Moore "bull," and one suggested the accusers take polygraph tests.