Since a man initially known only as “D.H.” 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.
Delvonn Heckard, 46, a college student and recovering addict who
lives in Kent.
Says he met Murray when Heckard was a 15-year-old drug addict on
Capitol Hill in 1986. Claims Murray paid him for sex more than
50 times over about a four-year period in his teens. Filed and
withdrew a civil lawsuit against Murray in 2017. Says he plans
to refile. Filed a tort claim against the city of Seattle in
Jeff Simpson, 49, a public roads-crew worker who lives in
Gladstone, Oregon. He is also a recovering addict. Knew Murray
while Simpson was growing up in a Portland group home for
troubled children in late 1970s, and later as his live-in foster
son. Claims Murray began sexually abusing him when he was 13,
and later paid him for sex over several years in the early 1980s.
Lloyd Anderson, 52, Navarre, Florida. Retired restaurant worker,
registered sex offender. Knew Murray while Anderson was growing
up in a Portland group home for troubled children in late 1970s.
Claims Murray paid him for sex on several occasions beginning
when he was 16 or 17.
Maurice Lavon Jones, 44, Seattle. In King County Jail on drug
Says he was introduced to Murray by Heckard while a drug-
addicted street prostitute in late 1980s. Claims Murray paid him
for sex on at least two occasions as a teenager.
Joseph Dyer, 54. Location withheld. Dialysis technician, nursing
Murray’s first-cousin once removed. Says Murray repeatedly
molested him in mid-1970s when he came to live with Dyer and his
family in Medford, New York, before Murray left town amid
accusations that he molested a boy at a Catholic group home.