PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Reports of delays or interference by attorneys for Mayor Sam Adams were omitted from the Oregon attorney general's final report into whether Adams had illegal sexual contact with a minor.
Draft copies of the report said state investigators sought immediate access to Adams' computers and cell phones but ran into delays from the mayor's attorneys. It said investigators didn't get Adams' personal computers and PDA until 25 days after they asked for them, and then a PDA memory card was missing.
"While admitting the relationship and explaining to the media that he was fully cooperating with the investigation, Adams' lawyers were hampering the investigation," the draft said.
Tony Green, spokesman for Attorney General John Kroger, said the information failed to make the final report because it did not play a role in Kroger's ultimate decision against bringing charges.
Kroger's report released this week said investigators found no credible evidence the openly gay mayor initiated a sexual relationship with Beau Breedlove in 2005 before Breedlove turned 18. Breedlove said he was 17 when he and Adams first kissed, but Kroger said Breedlove's account of the relationship lacked credibility and there were no other witnesses.
Adams, 45, has admitted having sex with Breedlove, but said it wasn't until after the younger man turned 18.
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