Seattle mayor resigns amid mounting sexual abuse allegations

Seattle mayor resigns amid mounting sexual abuse allegations

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)

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