Oregon AG agrees to investigate Portland mayor

Posted on 22 Jan 2009 at 6:49pm
By William McCall Associated Press

Gay mayor admitted 2005 relationship with teen

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s attorney general has agreed to investigate Portland Mayor Sam Adams, who has admitted he lied to cover up an affair with a teenager in 2005.

Adams took office this month, making Portland the largest U.S. city with an openly gay mayor.

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, he admitted he lied when he denied having sex with Beau Breedlove. Adams says the relationship began after Breedlove turned 18, Oregon’s legal age of consent.

Portland Police Chief Rosie Sizer and Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Schrunk asked Attorney General John Kroger for an investigation.

Kroger issued a statement Wednesday, Jan. 21 agreeing to look into "matters pertaining to Portland Mayor Sam Adams that have recently come to public attention."

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