Seat­tle mayor re­signs

New York Post - - NEWS -

The mayor of Seat­tle re­signed Tues­day amid a slew of child-sex-abuse al­le­ga­tions — in­clud­ing one in­volv­ing his own cousin on Long Is­land. Mayor Ed Mur­ray (in­set) stepped down hours af­ter the cousin, Joseph Dyer, joined a grow­ing num­ber of men who said the 62-year-old politi­cian sex­u­ally abused them as chil­dren.

“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.

Dyer’s al­le­ga­tions against Mur­ray were first re­ported in The Seat­tle Times and made Dyer the fifth man to come for­ward since April to claim sex­ual abuse.

Dyer, now 54, said he was 13 when Mur­ray re­peat­edly abused him at Dyer’s mother’s home in Med­ford in Suf­folk County. Mur­ray had been stay­ing with the fam­ily.

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