New Portland mayor admits to sex with intern

The Oregonian reported this afternoon that newly elected Mayor Sam Adams has admited to having sex with (a then) 18 year-old intern in 2005. Sam Adams admits that he lied to the press about it and asked the intern to do as well. The Willamette Week reports….

“I want to publicly acknowledge I made a mistake and apologize for it,” said Adams, who is in DC for the presidential inauguration tomorrow of Barack Obama. “In the past, I’ve characterized my relationship with Beau Breedlove as purely non-sexual and that is not true.” Adams said the relationship lasted for a couple of months in the summer of 2005. “I should have been honest at the time when this first surfaced in 2007. But I didn’t believe that given the way that rumors were being spread””about whether I had broken the law by having sex with a minor””that people would believe me.” Full story here.

Is this Neil Goldschmidt all over again? Why doesn’t the Oregonian credit Willamette Week with breaking the story out of courtesy?