The Washington Post opened up a can of worms by printing its underage sex scandal report on Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Now, all of Moore’s old dirt is coming back to haunt him, and perhaps nothing is more detrimental to his chances of becoming a senator than this dirt right here.
Two years ago, in the midst of Moore’s second term on the Alabama Supreme Court, a case involving a man, Eric Lemont Higdon, and a four-year-old girl reached the state’s supreme court. At the time, Higdon had already been convicted of forcibly raping and sodomizing the 4-year-old victim.
The two charges against Hidgon were “first-degree sodomy of a child less than 12 years old” and “first-degree sodomy by forcible compulsion.” The difference between the two charges is comparable to statutory and forcible rape. Obviously, the consequences are more severe for “forcible” charges.
The state prosecutor on the case was Luther Strange, the guy Moore just beat in the Republican primary. Strange appealed the court’s decision to overturn the “first-degree sodomy by forcible compulsion” charge.
The Alabama Supreme Court’s responsibility was to decide whether the charge should be reinstated. All of the justices voted in favor of reinstating the charge, except one, Roy Moore.
“Because there was no evidence in this case of an implied threat of serious physical injury…or of an implied threat of death, Higdon cannot be convicted of sodomy in the first degree ‘by forcible compulsion.’”
Is raping a four-year-old not always forcible?
Moore’s decision was possibly more disgusting than his underage sex scandal, and this is a guy who could become a Senator.
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