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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigning after new child sex abuse claim

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday, effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday. (YouTube, Channel 90)

Embattled Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced he will resign Wednesday after a new child sex abuse allegation dating back decades, this one made by a cousin in New York, surfaced in the headlines of the Seattle Times.

The cousin, Joseph Dyer, reportedly came forward because of the way Murray had treated four other accusers, according to the Seattle P-I.com. Dyer reportedly was 13 years old at the time, in the 1970s.

Murray, an openly-gay former state legislator who was elected mayor in 2013, steadfastly denies the allegations. According to KING, the local NBC affiliate, Murray said in a statement, “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.” The resignation is effective Wednesday

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