A man, known only as DH, has accused Sanctuary City, Seatle Mayor, Ed Murray of repeatedly raping and molesting him while he was just 15 years old. The man says that he was addicted to drugs and that Murray would pay him between $10 and $20 dollars for sex. Whilst the statute of limitations has run out on the statutory rape charges, Murray is still open to civil lawsuits.
This is not the first time Murray has been accused of raping young boys. Charges were filed during the 80s by another young man who was convinced to withdraw the accusations after speaking with police and social workers.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
“I have been dealing with this for over 30 years,” the accuser said on Thursday, adding he’s been sober for a year. He described the revelation as essential to the “healing process” of addiction recovery, coming to terms with “the shame, the embarrassment, the guilt, the humiliation that I put myself through and that he put me through.”
A spokesperson for Murray (who is running for reelection in 2017), said:
These false accusations are intended to damage a prominent elected official who has been a defender of vulnerable populations for decades. It is not a coincidence that this shakedown effort comes within weeks of the campaign filing deadline. These unsubstantiated assertions, dating back three decades, are categorically false. Mayor Murray has never engaged in an inappropriate relationship with any minor. … Mayor Murray will vigorously fight these allegations in court.