Mayor Sam Andrews
Portland, Oregon, Mayor Sam Andrews has not broken any laws with regard to the sex scandal involving teenager Beau Breedlove, says the state’s Attorney General.
Throughout Andrews’ campaign for mayor of the US city, he denied any sexual relations with the intern. However, he admitted after he was elected that this was a lie, and that he had in fact had sex with the teen in 2005, but only after Breedlove had turned 18.
“I was afraid that people would believe untrue rumours, being circulated by an undeclared mayoral opponent, that I had broken a law involving sexual relations with a minor. But this is not a good excuse,” said Adams at the time.
Sexual relations with a minor could have resulted in criminal charges, but Attorney General John Kroger has found no credible evidence of such an offence by the openly gay mayor.
Kroger also said that Breedlove is an unreliable witness, as he has released past inconsistent statements and has a felony conviction. There is also evidence that he sought financial gain from the scandal.
In March, Breedlove appeared in an erotic photo shoot in Unzipped magazine on the back of the scandal.