PORTLAND, Ore. - Newly sworn-in Mayor Sam Adams has admitted having a sexual relationship with a teenage intern he met in 2005, according to Willamette Week, a news partner of KATU.
The paper said it spoke with Adams Monday afternoon while the mayor was in Washington D.C.
In that interview, the paper reports, Adams said the relationship with Beau Breedlove lasted for a couple of months in 2005.
Adams and Breedlove met in 2005 when Breedlove was 17 years old. Adams told Willamette Week the pair had a sexual relationship but only after Breedlove turned 18.
Adams had denied having an intimate relationship with the teen when reports first surfaced in 2007 - at the beginning of his run for mayor. At the time, he wrote a "Open Letter to Portlanders" to respond to the controversy, calling it simply "ugly politicking."
On Monday, he told the paper the following:
"I have apologized to Beau Breedlove for asking him to lie for me. I want to apologize to my colleagues for my dishonesty and especially to the people of Portland for my dishonesty. I should have been truthful from the beginning."
KATU is trying to contact Adams in Washington D.C. for comment on the report.
You can find the full Willamette Week report by clicking here.