Failed Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore was endorsed by Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin despite numerous accusations of Moore’s inappropriate sexual behavior with minors. Now Entrekin has also been accused of having sex with underage girls.
AL.com, the publication that broke much of the news regarding Moore’s alleged sexual misconduct, reports Entrekin is under investigation after being accused of sexual misconduct at “drug-fueled parties he hosted for fellow law enforcement officers and other adult men in the early nineties.”
AL.com detailed the timeline of the accusations:
A 41-year-old woman first detailed the claims during several hours of in-person interviews with AL.com in May, during which she alleged that Entrekin had sex with her four times in the late summer of 1992, when he was 29 and she was 15 years old. In Alabama, the age of consent is 16.
Mary Elizabeth Cross said she also had sex with “two longtime Etowah County law enforcement officers who no longer work in the county” when she was a minor.
“I was 15. It was right before my 16th birthday, and I remember telling everyone I couldn’t wait to turn 16 so I could drive. We ended up at the lake house that night, and that’s where I had sex with Entrekin.”
Entrekin, who previously made headlines for pocketing $750,000 that was intended to feed inmates and buying a $740,000 beach house, denied the report on Friday:
“I’ve never had sex with any 15-year-old girl or had drugs around or anything. I have never done drugs in my life. That’s the most absurd thing I’ve ever heard of. Never, ever has anything like that happened before.”
Entrekin’s endorsement did not prevent Moore from losing an election in a state that President Donald Trump had won by nearly 30 percentage points in 2016. Following his upset loss, Moore lashed out at transgender people, liberal judges, and his opponent’s gay son. Even though Doug Jones (D-AL) is now a senator, Moore still hadn’t conceded as of February.