These are the 5 men who have accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of child sexual abuse



Since Delvonn Heckard filed a lawsuit in early April, four other men have come forward to publicly accuse Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexual abuse. All claim Murray abused them decades ago as teenagers.

The fifth man ? Murray?s younger cousin Joseph Dyer, 54? is the latest accuser, saying Murray repeatedly molested him as a teenager in the 1970s when the two shared a bedroom in Dyer?s mother?s home in the Long Island town of Medford, New York.

Murray has vehemently denied the accusations as some have called for him to resign.

Here are the five men who have come forward.

Ed Murray?s accusers

Delvonn Heckard, 46, is a college student and recovering addict who lives in Kent. Heckard says he was a 15-year-old drug addict on Capitol Hill when he met Murray in 1986. Heckard claims Murray paid him for sex more than 50 times over about a four-year period in his teens. He also filed and withdrew a civil lawsuit against Murray in 2017, but says he plans to refile. Heckard filed a tort claim against the city of Seattle in July 2017.

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