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  Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after fifth child sex-abuse allegation
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Last EditedRP  Sep 12, 2017 06:32pm
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AuthorJim Brunner and Daniel Beekman
News DateTuesday, September 12, 2017 09:15:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSeattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday, just hours after new allegations that he sexually abused a younger cousin decades ago in New York.

Murray, a former Democratic state legislator elected mayor in 2013, said in a statement that he is resigning effective 5 p.m. 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.

City Councilmember Bruce Harrell will become mayor and will decide within five days whether to fill out the remainder of the term, the statement says.

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