Mayor Ed Murray of Seattle, 61, stands accused of repeatedly raping teenaged boy cocaine addicts, paying them $10 at a time. According to documents filed on Thursday in a lawsuit, Murray allegedly “raped and molested” a 15-year-old boy for up to five years after meeting on a city bus in 1986. According to The Seattle Times, two other men are alleged to have been abused by the Democrat, who paid them for homosexual relations. At the time in 1980s, the two men were adolescents.

However, Murray said the claims against him are “categorically false,” while noting that the lawsuit arrived “within weeks of the campaign filing deadline.” After a career in the Washington state legislature, Murray was elected mayor in 2013. He was a prime mover in getting same-sex marriage approved in the state. A progressive, he pushed Seattle’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Identified by the initials D.H, the now 46-year-old plaintiff claims that Murray “raped and molested him” for several years. Filed in King County Superior Court, the lawsuit claims that D.H. was 15 years old at the time and addicted to cocaine. Murray was in his 30s at that time. Now a recovering addict, the plaintiff told The Seattle Times, “I have been dealing with this for over 30 years.”

D.H. claims that he has filed the lawsuit as part of a “healing process” to cope with years of “the shame, the embarrassment, the guilt, the humiliation that I put myself through and that he put me through.” Now that D.H.’s father is deceased, he said he is free to let his story to become public. His legal counsel contends that the lawsuit is not political in intent. The attorneys claim that D.H. “believes that the public has a right to full information when a trusted official exploits a child.”

Jeff Simpson and Lloyd Anderson accused Murray of abusing them when they were teenagers living in a hospice for troubled children and paying them for homosexual relations. They both said that they are willing to testify. Simpson, who is now 49, said that he had thought of Murray as a father. He alleged that he was 13 years old when Murray began to rape him and pay for each session. “I would really like for him to admit it and to take responsibility,' Simpson told Seattle Times reporters. “I don't necessarily think that he destroyed my life but I believe a lot of the problems I have stemmed from this.”

Back in 2008, after an unsuccessful lawsuit against Murray, Simpson started calling media and lawmakers in Olympia, claiming that Murray, who was then a state senator, was a pedophile who had sexually abused him. A social worker and a detective were informed of Murray’s activities at the time. Police and child welfare records would have been destroyed by now, officials said.

Murray's spokesman Jeff Reading said of the lawsuit, “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 acknowledged the allegations against Murray of the past. “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.”

Having sexual relations with a child under 16 (which is the age of legal consent in Washington in 1986 and today) is considered rape of a child under state law. The statute of limitations on any crime, however, would have expired long ago. The current lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and says D.H. has not previously made any financial demands of Murray. The lawsuit against Murray has fueled speculation in social media that there may be further revelations of pedophilia among members of the political class.

Documentarian Mike Cernoch tweeted on Friday, for example, that a “Major sex scandal about to hit the globalist inner circle.” Speculation has been rife that even within the Democratic Party circles in Washington there may be personalities who may be pulled into the scandal.



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Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat and the editor of Spero News.

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