Roy Moore's wife went to high school with his fifth accuser
The future wife of Senate hopeful Roy Moore was degrees away from one his alleged victims.
Kayla Moore was in the same Southside High School class as Beverly Nelson, the fifth woman to accuse her husband of sexual misconduct.
Both women were sophomores at the Alabama school when Moore allegedly attacked 16-year-old waitress behind the Gadsden restaurant where she worked, according to the AL.com.
The two teens — then Kayla Kisor and Beverly Young — are pictured in the 1977 annual yearbook Nelson waved at a Monday press conference while going public with her harrowing encounter with the firebrand jurist.
It’s unclear if Moore’s wife knew Nelson. Few former students interviewed by the local paper remembered her.
Former English teacher Susan Firestone only recalled Nelson after seeing her photo in the yearbook.
"She was a really pretty girl," Firestone told AL.com. "Had beautiful red hair. She was really quiet. I remember her being a good student. She wasn't the type to seek attention."
Moore believed he saw Kayla dance at a Gadsden State Junior College recital years before their courtship but it’s unclear how old she was. He met the divorcee again at a Christmas party in 1984 and married her the following year, according to his “So Help Me God” autobiography.
Moore was 38 and his bride was 24 when the two exchanged vows.
Several residents of Gadsden remembered Moore for his habit of flirting with young girls. He was often seen cruising the local mall for dates and was at one point banned, according to reports.
The youngest accuser said Moore molested her when she was 14.