Sources: Portland Mayor 's Gay Lover Was 17 When Sex Began
More trouble for Democrats…
Sources say Portland Mayor Sam Adams was having sex with a 17 year-old teen intern.
Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez (left) was busted on bribery charges in late January. He joins three fellow democratic mayors caught in scandal this year. Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon was indicted Jan. 9, 2009, by a grand jury on 12 counts, including perjury, theft and misconduct in office. Racine Mayor Gary Becker (2nd from right) was arrested on charges of attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement and possession of child pornography. Portland Mayor Sam Adams, the first openly gay mayor from a major American city, admitted in January that he had sexual relations with a teen intern.
PORTLAND, Ore. – New details are emerging every day as the pieces of the scandal surrounding Portland’s embattled mayor continue to unfold and people come forward.
A longtime friend of Beau Breedlove, who spoke with KATU News on condition of anonymity, has new light to shed on the scandal that has divided the city into two sides – those for and against Mayor Sam Adams.
In this latest development, Breedlove’s friend told KATU News that he heard from him almost four years ago that he was having sex with a Portland politician – at a time when Breedlove was 17 years old.
“He didn’t say who, or his name, but said he was having sexual encounters with this person,” he said.
The friend met Breedlove at South Salem’s Sprague High School and said in the spring of 2005, Breedlove told him about the relationship.
“I just didn’t think too much of it at the time,” he said. “It’s not the first guy who he had sex with that was older than 18. He liked it, obviously. Maybe he just didn’t know that this guy was going to become the mayor of Portland.”
That spring, as a legislative intern, Breedlove met then 42-year-old Sam Adams, who was a City Commissioner at the time.
The democratic mayor refuses to step down.