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Ex-Alabama cop said she had to keep Alabama Republican Roy Moore away from cheerleaders at ball games due to rumors of sexual harassment. In this photo, Moore speaks during the annual Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shorham Hotel in Washington, DC, Oct. 13, 2017. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Faye Gary, a former police officer at Gadsden Police Department, Alabama, said Tuesday she was told to keep former state judge Roy Moore away from cheerleaders at ball games due to rumors of him harassing young girls.

Gary, a 37-year veteran, while speaking to MSNBC’s Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent and anchor Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday, said Moore’s reputation for getting attracted to and pursuing underage girls was widely known throughout the community.

She went on to say, “He [Moore] would hang around the young girls who worked in the stores. … It had really gotten to a place where they said that he was harassing them.”

With regards to the cheerleaders, she said, “We were also told to watch him at the ball games to make sure that he didn’t hang around the cheerleaders.”

Senate candidate and a Republican, Moore was accused by a woman of sexual misconduct in 1979, when she was 14 and he was 32. The woman, Leigh Corfman, said Moore took off her pants and skirts, kissed her and touched her over her underwear.

On being asked as to who gave the instructions to stop Moore from being around the cheerleaders, Gary said they got this mostly from the rumors which spread around the city.

She also stated the rumor was not only limited to her department, but was doing the rounds in the court rooms too. Gary said she was a juvenile detective at the time.

“If any complaint would have come in, it would have come to us in the juvenile division. … When we heard it [rumors] on a daily basis, every day we were looking for a complaint to come in.”

While talking about the sexual misconduct allegations, Gary said, “The rumor was that Roy Moore likes young girls…. When they said that he liked young girls I thought he liked young girls who are in their 20s. ... We had no idea that we were talking about 14-year-olds. But we never got a complaint on it.”

She added the police couldn’t do anything about the whole situation as official complaints never came in.

Republican lawmaker and Virginia representative, Scott Taylor said Wednesday, “The 14-year-old girl that was there, I can tell you right now if it was my daughter, I’d break his face, I’d break his fingers, and I’d probably do a lot worse.”

Taylor also said, “All I know is what I’ve seen. I saw the man give his interview. Me personally, I don’t think it was sufficient enough.”