" The Times, as well as related wire reports from the Associated Press and Reuters, have only told readers that Murray is a Democrat in very late paragraphs.
Specifically, a newly surfaced May 20, 1984 Multnomah County, Oregon social services document assessing Murray and his relationship with foster child Jeff Simpson contained the following conclusion (bolds are mine throughout this post):
In the professional judgement of this caseworker who has interviewed numerous children of all ages and of all levels of emotional disturbance regarding sexual abuse, Jeff Simpson has been sexually abused by ... Edward Murray.
A separate document reveals that the county's District Attorney considered taking the case to a grand jury for prosecution, but decided against doing so:
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It was Jeff’s emotional instability, history of manipulative behavior and the fact that he has again run away and made himself unavailable that forced my decision.