Medford mayor resigns amid escort website sex scandal

(AP) - A married New Jersey mayor has resigned his post two months after someone claiming to be a prostitute said on a website he had sex with the mayor at a Newport Beach, Calif., hotel.

Republican Chris Myers resigned Monday from the top spot in the government of Medford, a town of 23,000 residents.

The anonymous allegation against Myers included a photo of a manwho appeared to be him in his underwear.

The person making the allegation said he met Myers through amale escort website. He complained Myers paid him $500 but didn'tfulfill promises of other gifts.

Myers denied the claims in a council meeting last month.

Myers ran for Congress as a Republican in 2008. He has beensuspended as a vice president at technology manufacturer LockheedMartin Corp.

CA man claims he had paid sexual encounter with Medford Mayor

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