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Seattle Mayor Resigns After 5Th Child Sex Abuse Allegations

Sep 13, 2017

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, facing allegations of sexual abuse, said on Tuesday that he would resign as mayor effective 5 p.m. on Wednesday. “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 .. Murray, the city’s first openly gay mayor, has been dogged for months by allegations of sexual abuse. The allegations caused Murray, whose mayoral term will expire at the end of 2017, to abandon his campaign for re-election.