Roy Moore accuser's home burns down; arson suspected

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We have just the clothes on our backs, ' she said.

"He's been trouble in the neighborhood for a while", said Tallant, who lives across the street from Johnson and her family.

A spokesman for the Etowah County Sheriff's Department said the fire is under investigation by the Arson Task Force, but no charges have been filed.

Another female neighbor told Johnson that the young man in question approached her as she was leaving her home that morning and asked if she thought the house was going to burn down.

While she and her family lost their physical belongings in the fire, no one was reportedly hurt.

They do not think it had anything to do with Johnson, 55, publicly accusing Roy Moore of sexual misconduct during his unsuccessful senate campaign, according to WBRC.


The Etowah County Sheriff's Office said investigators were "speaking to a person of interest", but no arrest warrants had been obtained.

Johnson, however, says she doesn't know what to believe about that.

Neighbors told AL.com that several of them noticed a young man walking around the house at about the time of the fire.

"I am devastated, just devastated", she told AL.com on Friday.

Doug Jones became the first Democrat sent to the Senate from Republican stronghold Alabama in a quarter century.

In November, Johnson gave a detailed description of how Moore allegedly molested her in his office in Gagsden in the 1990s when she went to him for his legal expertise during a custody battle over her son. Johnson was 28 at the time of the alleged incident. He has denied all the allegations.

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