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Seattle mayor to resign amid sex abuse scandal

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/13/17, 11:25 am

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced he plans to resign after a fifth person accused him of sexual abuse. Allegations surfaced over the past five months that Murray had molested boys in the past. On Tuesday, The Seattle Times reported Murray allegedly abused his cousin’s 13-year-old son in 1975 while living with the family. Other accusers include Murray’s former foster son and a man who claims Murray paid him for sex when the man was a teen. Murray, who is gay, has not faced criminal charges. He denied abusing his cousin’s son and blamed the allegation on resentment between their families. Before his election as mayor in 2013, Murray, 62, was a longtime state lawmaker who led the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital assistant editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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