Mayor quits af­ter 5th sex­ual abuse claim

Swazi Observer - - NEWS -

LOS AN­GE­LES - The mayor of the US Pa­cific North­west city of Seat­tle quit on Tues­day af­ter his younger cousin be­came the fifth man to ac­cuse the politi­cian of sex­ual abuse.

"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," he said.

Joseph Dyer, a dial­y­sis tech­ni­cian, said Mur­ray forced him into sex for about a year while the two shared a bed­room in the New York home of Dyer's mother when the al­leged vic­tim was 13, ac­cord­ing to The Seat­tle Times. "There would be times when I would fake sleep­ing be­cause I didn't want him touch­ing me," Dyer, was quoted as say­ing.

"And that's when he would mo­lest me. And my mother would be right there in the house, she'd be in the liv­ing room... watch­ing TV."

The mo­lesta­tion stopped, Dyer said, when a boy in a Catholic group home where Mur­ray worked ac­cused him of abuse. Dyer told the news­pa­per he wanted the mayor pun­ished, although Mur­ray at­trib­uted the ac­cu­sa­tion to a rift in the fam­ily. AP

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