One woman, Wendy Miller, told the newspaper that she first met Moore when she was a 14-year-old working as “Santa’s helper” at a mall. He began asking her out when she was 16 years old.
Another woman, Debbie Wesson Gibson, said that Moore asked her out after he spoke to her high school civics class when she was 17.
The revelations threaten to cast a shadow over Moore's campaign.
As of Thursday, Moore led the RealClearPolitics average of recent polls by a 6-point margin. The two most recent polls had Moore up by 11 percentage points, but the third most-recent, from Fox News, showed the race tied.
That smaller-than-usual margin has given Democrats some hope that the race could be competitive. But the party had so far bucked calls to flood the state with resources, arguing that Jones will be better off with conservative voters if Washington stays on the sideline.