There are few crimes more disgusting than raping a minor. Soliciting an underage individual for the purposes of sexually assaulting them is an example of just how sick-minded sociopathic individuals are in this country. At the same time, per the law in the United States, every accused is innocent until proven guilty.
Thus the American public finds themselves in a mixed situation with regards to Roy Moore, the former corrupt Supreme Court judge in Alabama that is running for Jeff Sessions’s vacant Senate seat in a special election. Moore had a notorious past for advocating policies that made the alt-right look leftist, and brought these ideas to his workplace, leading to his ultimate removal from the Supreme Court. Despite this, Moore somehow beat Trump candidate Luther Strange in the primary, and now faces Democrat Doug Jones in the election.
Recently several women have come forward with accusations that paint a horrifying picture: one of pedophilia. In a major bombshell from The Washington Post, a woman by the name of Leigh Corfman said Moore molested her when she was 14 years old. As with the Harvey Weinstein Scandal, many more alleged victims have come forward with a domino effect that contributes to the appearance that Moore was a sexual predator.
Of course, Moore has denied it, and even threatened to sue The Washington Post for defamation, but there seems to be more tendency to believe the alleged victims than Moore (even Mitch McConnell said he believes the victims). This kind of support structure is providing these women a chance to speak even if they were forced to live in silence years ago, and now things may have reached a climax with the latest person: Beverly Nelson.
Nelson, like the other accusers, has brought up how she was approached by Moore when she was a teen, in her case 16 years old. But in this case a violent attempt at attempt at rape is alleged as well. With her case being taken up by famous women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, Nelson bravely gave her story to the public:
“Mr. Moore began groping me, putting his hands on my breasts. I tried fighting him off, while yelling at him to stop, but instead of stopping he began squeezing my neck attempting to force my head into his crotch. I continued to struggle. I was determined that I was not going to allow him to force me to have sex with him. I was terrified. He was also trying to pull my shirt off. I thought that he was going to rape me. I was twisting and struggling and begging him to stop. I had tears running down my face.”
If this turns out to be true, Moore will have committed serious federal and state offences, and be condemned to rot in a jail cell for the rest of his life.