By Andrew DeGrandpre, The Washington Post
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, D, facing multiple child sex-abuse allegations dating to the 1970s, will resign Wednesday, saying the damaging claims have become a distraction that threatens to undermine the city government’s ability to serve it citizens.
Murray’s spokesman, William Lemke, told The Washington Post that the resignation takes effect at 5 p.m.
The announcement Tuesday came just hours after the Seattle Times reported new allegations that Murray, 62, sexually abused a relative in the mid-’70s. That relative, a cousin, was the fifth man to publicly accuse the mayor of sexual assault, the newspaper reported. (Full article)