Arson investigation underway after Roy Moore accuser's home burns down

Police are investigating a suspected arson at the home of one of the women who accused former Senate GOP candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct.

Alabama news site AL.com is reporting that Tina Johnson and her family lost their home and all their belongings inside of it on Tuesday.

According to The Hill, a local sheriff’s department spokesperson said, "a suspect of interest is being spoken to."  They went on to note that no charges have been filed at this time.

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Beverly Nelson (L) shows a school year book with attorney Gloria Allread during a news conference announcing new allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Republican congressional candidate Roy Moore, in New York, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Beverly Nelson (L) reacts as she reads a statement to reporters with attorney Gloria Allred during a news conference announcing new allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Republican congressional candidate Roy Moore, in New York, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Beverly Young Nelson (L) speaks to the media with her lawyer Gloria Allred, at a news conference where she has accused Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually abusing her when she was 16 on November 13, 2017 in New York City. Moore, a controversial politician who recently won a run-off against Luther Strange for Alabama's Senate seat, is currently fighting accusations alleging that he pursued sexual relationships with teenagers -- including a 14-year-old -- when he was in his 30s. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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According to AL.com several neighbors noticed a man known for public intoxication roaming around the house during the time of the fire.

Johnson and her husband were at work at the time of the fire and police say no one was hurt.

Johnson was one of nine women who shared their story last year, accusing Moore of misconduct.  She alleged that he groped her in 1991 in his law office. She was 28 at the time.

Moore lost the election to Democrat Doug Jones in December.

 

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