Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Faces Multiple Accusations Of Child Rape
Mayor Ed Murray Accused Of Raping Children
Seattle, WA – Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who is widely known for his defense of illegal immigrants and progressive causes, has been accused by three men of raping with them when they were children.
According to The Washington Post, an unidentified man filed a lawsuit against Murray on Thursday. In the lawsuit, the man said that Murray “repeatedly criminally raped and molested” him when he was a homeless 15-year-old in the 1980s.
In interviews with The Seattle Times, the man and two other men told similar stories about a politician in his late 20s and early 30s who befriended street kids, gave them money, and then took advantage of them sexually.
One of the men, Jeff Simpson, said that he was molested by Murray for years beginning at age 13. He said that a lot of his problems stemmed from the molestation.
Murray also is known for doing everything he can within his power to defy President Trump’s immigration policies.
When news of the lawsuit broke, Murray cancelled a planned event. He held a news conference later that day and dismissed the accusations, blaming them on a “troubled man.” I think I’d be troubled, too, if I were a teenage male and had been molested by an adult male in power, that I trusted, and who took advantage of me.
The Mayor, age 61, denied the allegations and said that he still plans to run for re-election later this year.
In the 1980s, Murray, who was raised in Seattle, was a campaign manager for Washington’s first openly gay Senator.
The lawsuit states that Murray met a homeless, addicted 15-year-old, ‘D.H.’, on a bus, which began with a friendly interaction. It quickly turned into the teen doing whatever Murray wanted him to do for $10 or $20. In the interview with The Seattle-Times, ‘D.H.’ said that he would be doing whatever sexual act Murray wanted him to do, and that he would tell him to stop but he wouldn’t stop.
The statute of limitations for charging Murray with rape of a child has run out, so a lawsuit was the only option. The lawsuit mentions explicit details of the sexual encounters between Murray and ‘D.H.’, and matches details given by another teen, who did not sue, with the last name of Anderson.
Anderson said that Murray would give him $30 and some marijuana.in exchange for oral sex.
Another teen who is now grown, who did sue, with the last name of Simpson, said that he lived with Murray off and on for several years. He also said that he reported the molestation to his group home manager once, after an argument in 1984, but nothing came of it. Police investigated a report of sodomy also in 1984, but the investigation was dropped for unknown reasons.
Anderson and Simpson took their allegations to the media in 2008 but Murray hired an attorney to discredit them.
And now they are moving forward.
If it’s discovered that the accusations against Murray are true, then he still has the Polanski defense: If enough time has passed since you raped a child, then that totally makes it OK. Nothing to see here.
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