More than a year after denying it, the newly elected mayor of Portland has admitted having a sexual relationship with a male teenager in 2005.
This derailed his trip to Washington DC for Barack Obama’s inauguration. He needed to find more lawyers.
The Oregon Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation.
Sam Adams, who is openly gay, acknowledged the relationship in a statement Monday, after the Willamette Week newspaper broke the story on its Web site.
“I want to apologize to the people of Portland for my dishonesty and for embarrassing them,” the mayor said this week. “This was a serious error that happened about four years ago. My job now is to come clean — I mucked it up — and to press forward.”
CNN has a report:
“This was a serious error that happened about four years ago,” Portland Mayor Sam Adams tells reporters.