Democratic Seattle Mayor Resigns Following Fifth Child Sex Abuse Accusation

Washington Free Beacon | 9/12/2017 | Alex Griswold
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BY: Alex Griswold

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (D.) resigned Tuesday after yet another man—the mayor's younger cousin—came forward saying he was abused by Murray as a child.

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The mayor announced his resignation just hours after the latest allegations came to light, the Seattle Times reported.

"While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our City government to conduct the public’s business," Murray said in a statement announcing his resignation.

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The Democratic politician was sued in April by a man claiming he was raped by Murray over the course of several years, beginning in 1986 when he was 15 years old. In the months following the lawsuit, additional men came forward claiming Murray molested them.

Murray had already dropped his reelection bid in May after a fourth man came forward. "It tears me to pieces to step away," he told reporters at the time.

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