A Minister Supportive Of Moore Helped Son Evade Claims Of Molestation

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The minister's son was accused of inappropriately touching children at an orphanage owned by the family in Honduras.

A minister at the church where Roy Moore spoke Wednesday night was convicted of obstructing an investigation into his son's alleged molestation of children in Honduras.

In 2012, [Rev. Bill] Atkinson was found guilty of obstruction and conspiracy for ordering two of his children to destroy a hard drive of a digital video recorder, which held evidence that incriminated his son for child molestation. At the time, William James "Will" Atkinson IV was in a Honduras jail awaiting trial on charges that he molested children at an orphanage the Atkinson family owned.

Law enforcement said the minister then attempted to bring his son back to the states.

While speaking at the church, Moore referenced the sexual misconduct allegations against him.

In his speech, Moore again denied accusations he was sexually inappropriate with nine women, including several teenagers. He called the allegations "false, numerous, and vicious." "I do not know any of these women," Moore said. "I did not engage in sexual misconduct. It's simply dirty politics. It's a sign of our times."

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