*Hat Tip: Kevin D.
Amnesty International has asked the Police Service of Northern Ireland to investigate whether any allegations of sexual abuse were made against former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray when he was in Ireland in the early 1970s.
The Belfast Telegraph reported that in 1974, during a year when he lived in Northern Ireland, Murray took a group of 30 Catholic and Protestant children on a two-week trip to Wales. Amnesty International asked the police service to review records to see if any allegations of sexual abuse arose during that period or the rest of the year the homosexual/pedophile spent in Northern Ireland.
On Wednesday, Murray the faggot, announced his resignation as Seattle mayor after a fifth man, his cousin, came forward accusing him of sexual abuse. Joseph Dyer said Murray forced him into sex for roughly a year while the two shared a bedroom at Dyer’s New York home on Long Island.
That was the year after Murray returned from a year in Northern Ireland working on a reconciliation project, the Telegraph reported.
“As things stand, Mr. Murray has not been found guilty of any charges,” said Patrick Corrigan, program director for Amnesty International in Northern Ireland. “However, the fact that the latest allegations of child abuse date from a period just after Mr. Murray returned from Belfast, where he was apparently working with children, will raise concerns about his time in Northern Ireland.”
Aside from his work in Northern Ireland, Murray worked with several children’s groups in the U.S. in the 1970s and 1980s, including a Catholic group home in New York where his cousin Dyer said another child had accused Murray of sexual abuse.
Allegations of sex abuse against Murray first surfaced in April when Delvonn Heckard filed a lawsuit alleging Murray had paid him for sex dozens of times in the 1980s, starting when Heckard was a homeless, drug-addicted 15-year-old.
Murray bowed out of the running for a second term in May as pressure on his campaign mounted amid the growing scandal. But even after a 1984 Oregon Child Protective Services report emerged in July that determined Murray had abused a boy, the mayor resisted calls to resign.
It was only after Dyer came forward Tuesday that Murray gave in to the pressure and offered his resignation.
Murray said in a statement Tuesday that it had “become clear to me that in light of the latest news reports it is best for the city if I step aside.”
City Council President Bruce Harrell was sworn in Wednesday as interim mayor. He called a press conference for 4:30 p.m. Friday to announce whether he’ll serve out the remainder of Murray’s term. If he takes the short tenure, he’ll give up his seat on the council with two years left.