September 12, 2017 20:43 GMT by cnn.com

Seattle mayor resigns after fifth child sex-abuse allegation

Seattle mayor resigns after fifth child sex-abuse allegation

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday, hours after new sexual abuse allegations surfaced against the embattled mayor. Murray denied the allegations, as he has in the past. He said he was resigning effective 5 p.m. Wednesday so his "personal issues" would not interfere with the administration of city government.

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