Mayor Resigns Amid Allegations He Sexually Assaulted Five Teen Boys, Including His Cousin

SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray just announced he will resign from office on Wednesday.  

The resignation announcement came just a couple of hours after reports surfaced about Murray's cousin alleging sexual abuse decades ago.

Before Tuesday's new accuser, four men have come forward this year claiming that Murray abused them as a teenagers.  

With an upcoming election in Seattle, Murray has publicly denied all the claims.

In the meantime, you will find a quick section to bring you up to speed with the cases and then a break down by time periods of these allegations.

1970s allegations:
Joseph Dyer, now 54, told The Seattle Times he was 13 years old when his cousin, Ed Murray was in his 20s, forced him into sex. The two shared a room in Dyer’s home in New York state.

The molestation stopped when a boy in a Catholic group home, where Murray worked, also claimed Murray abused him, according to The Times. Dyer said that his uncle negotiated to get group-home officials not to pursue charges as long as Murray left. 

Dyer told The Times that he never spoke to Murray after he departed from the town of Medford, New York.

Along with his mother, Murray decided to speak out now, because they're outraged by the mayor's denials. 

KIRO 7 News is working to learn more about Dyer's allegations now. Scroll down to read about other allegations.

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