Seattle's mayor resigns after child sex-abuse allegations

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday after his younger cousin publicly accused him of of sexual abuse-the fifth man to allege inappropriate sexual conduct by the Democratic leader, the Seattle Times reports.

Seattle City Council president Bruce Harrell will assume the position of mayor, and has five days from the start to decide whether to complete Murray's term.

"And I am proud of what we have accomplished together at the City during my time as mayor, passing a nation-leading $15 minimum wage, and major progressive housing affordability and police accountability legislation, as well as negotiating an agreement to build a world-class arena that I believe in time will bring the National Hockey League and NBA to Seattle". Murray would have been in his early 20s at the time.

Murray said he has no plans to resign before his term is over at the end of this year.

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Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan did not call for Murray's resignation until Tuesday, saying in a statement that, "I previously urged the mayor to reflect deeply about whether he could continue to lead and what was in the best interests of the city".

All five accusers say that they were teenagers when the alleged abuse occurred.

Lloyd Anderson, who now lives in Florida, also claims he had been paid by Murray for sex in his mid-to-late teens in the 1970s.

Dyer, now 54-years-old, said the abuse began when he was thirteen and shared a bedroom with his cousin.

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The Seattle Times reports Heckard's friend, Maurice Lavon Jones, also claimed Murray paid him for sex while he was struggling with a crack addiction in the 1980s.

Murray, 62, has denied all of the allegations, but said that he did not want his personal issues to stand in the way of Seattle's governance. He filed a civil lawsuit by later withdrew it.

Murray has said repeatedly that he won't resign. Jones is now in jail on drug charges.

During his 18 years as a state lawmaker, Murray was the prime sponsor of Washington's gay marriage law, spearheaded an effort to protect LGBTQ youth in public schools and led the state's push to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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