Ed Murray (Photo Source: Facebook/@MayorEdMurray)

Ed Murray (Photo Source: Facebook/@MayorEdMurray)

A shocking tale of pedophilia is emerging in Seattle, Washington. Mayor Ed Murray, 61, is accused of raping teenage boys since the 1980s. A lawsuit was filed this week against Murray where a victim stated that the mayor first sexually assaulted him when he was just 15 and a high school dropout. The man, now 46, claimed that the mayor paid him $10 to $20 for each encounter that went on several times as he struggled with a crack addiction.

The victim only identified by the initials D.H. in court filings stated to the Seattle Times, “I have been dealing with this for over 30 years,” and came forward recently as part of his healing process. But the allegations are not new against Mayor Murray. Two other men have also come forward with the same allegations and one even went to the police when he was a teen. The men, identified as Jeff Simpson and Lloyd Anderson, accused Murray of abusing them in the 1980s and paying them for sex and said they’d be willing to testify about it. Simpson, 49, said Murray — who he thought of as a father — raped him over several years, starting at age 13, and in later years, paid him.

‘I would really like for him to admit it and to take responsibility,” Simpson told media recently. In 1984, one of the victims talked to a social worker and to a detective about the abuse. At that time, charges of a felony third-degree sodomy charge developed but the prosecutors declined to bring the case forward. Because the assault occurred so long ago, all records from that era have more than likely been destroyed. Murray is running for re-election and his camp claims that the lawsuit is politically motivated.

Murray’s personal spokesman Jeff Reading stated, “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.”

Reading went on to say in a statement “The two older accusations were promoted by extreme right-wing anti-gay activists in the midst of the marriage equality campaign and were thoroughly investigated and dismissed by both law enforcement authorities and the media.”

The age of legal consent in Washington is 16; having sex with anyone younger is considered rape of a child under state law. The statute of limitations on any crime would have expired.

 

Mo Barnes

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.

  • Jason

    If this is true – will we see this pedo imprisoned? Also, will this suspected White Supremacist pervert have to pay restitution to his victim? In the words of Richard Pryor – “White folks are some cold mother%^&s.”

  • TheDOTKU

    From Seattle and raised in the queer scene and I can tell you I don’t doubt this AT ALL!

    • TheDOTKU

      I also have a feeling that part of the reason Seattle has gotten so out of control with him is because he crushes on the worst kind of sinister republican men who will hurt anything if it profits their bank acount and just kisses their ass not getting anything out of it for anyone.

      • mikeyboss

        So you invoke a Republican when this DEMOCRAT PEDOPHILE POS is having sex with teenage boys?? Let me guess, when the sky is sunny and blue, you’ll claim it’s raining.

        • TheDOTKU

          There is so much more to the world than that pathetic game of black and white, I voted Socialist because I was in the Army almost half my life and the Army works quite well on the Socialist model. As for the Sun, everyone else says they are tired of the rain but the Sun comes out for me when I go outside, literally, I have evidence. ;D So yeah. You aren’t good at assuming, prolly a better hobby out there for ya. 😉

          • TheDOTKU

            The reason it is common and almost acceptable in the gay scene is because republican parents abandon their children for being gay, kids who were molested a lot of the time, and then people in the community who understand what they are going through being abandoned by their family take them in, and they tell them ‘it’s a hard world and you have to sacrifice for the life you want’ and it is because bigot republican types might still beat them up for being gay, anyway, these sugar daddy types looking out for the gay kids struggling and homeless give those kids money and sometimes sex happens and it looks a lot like prostitution. When I said I don’t doubt it, I don’t, but I also think most of it originates in horrible people predominantly republican’s brain damaged from violence being allowed to be parents who think it is ok to throw away their children over something a predator child molesting pastor told them is a sin to get more access to their children. Anyway, considering this guy’s character so far (I’m from Seattle and was recently gentrified out) he exploits people, I don’t think he’s a good guy, but he probably thought it was ok because they needed the money.

          • CJ IsDa Shiznit

            Reach Much?

          • TheDOTKU

            Reality.

          • CJ IsDa Shiznit

            LOL- in your own head.

          • TheDOTKU

            Do you have a point to make about this or just throwing garbage all over the internet? I’m pretty sure I said I grew up in that scene.

          • CJ IsDa Shiznit

            the garbage on the internet is your verbal diarrhea.

          • TheDOTKU

            Well at least now I know you have no point to make about the actual article or situation. Enjoy surfing that diarrhea or whatever it is you do today. I got other more productive conversations to go have.

          • Janine

            TheDOTKU – He was a legal foster *parent* to Jeff Simpson starting at age 13. How do you make that OK? !!!

          • TheDOTKU

            I had an older boyfriend when I was in foster care who joked about getting licensed so I could live with him and he’d make money for it. Can’t go after the guy, he’s not alive anymore, I wouldn’t anyway because it was a joke and I was consenting to the relationship we had and don’t feel I was his victim. Not saying what Ed Murray did is ok, it’s just common in Seattle.

        • Melissa Anderson Hall

          I am agreeing with you I don’t care whether he’s a Republican and Democrat or liberal his ass needs to be in jail

    • Melissa Anderson Hall

      And you know he is going to get away with it as due to the length of time makes me so mad

  • eggpoacher

    Had enough Seattle? A gay Mayor perp who rapes boys is called a pedophile. What’s the matter with Seattle’s citizens? Get this guy gone….

    • CJ IsDa Shiznit

      they are progressive liberals.

      • Guest

        Not everything is political. He should be in prison. Dem or Rep, black or white, plain and simple.

        • CJ IsDa Shiznit

          he asked what’s the matter with Seattle’s citizens- i gave my answer.

          • eggpoacher

            And I think you are quite correct. And my recommendation is still, “get this guy gone”. This kind of thing hurts a city more than one can imagine. Make a move to impeach him or otherwise rid yourself of this trash.

  • Dusty Gazongas

    “Defender of vulnerable populations” usually translates to “Abuser of vulnerable populations”

    • TheDOTKU

      To the point that people who honestly want to do good things can’t because everyone assumes they are just another predator. It’s fucked up.

  • Sam

    LBGTQ and perversion are all rooted in the same mental defect so I am not particularly surprised by this development!

  • Sieg Sharpesworth

    Woahhhh! Wait a minute. Isn’t it the position of leftists not to shame and blame the accusers but believe them and support them? Wasn’t that what Hillary said regarding woman alleging sexual assault? I guess it only applies when the accused is white, male, straight, and not a liberal.