Medford's mayor, accused in a Rentboy.com posting of paying a male escort $500 for sex, has stepped down.
Chris Myers' submitted a letter to the town clerk and manager saying his work commitment has increased. He did not mention the scandal or the fact that he had left his job as an executive with Lockheed Martin.
Myers, a family man and a former Republican Congressional candidate, denied the allegation he had paid for sex after a link to the posting was e-mailed to the Medford Council and the Burlington County Times. He refused comment on how an image of a man who resembled him, wearing underwear and lying on a bed, appeared on the site along with an image of his mayor's badge.
Over the past month, Myers stopped showing up at meetings. He shut down his official e-mail and ignored calls from the town manager. Some councilmen grew worried that his absence and the distraction caused by the scandal would impact the town's business.
And then, without warning, the clerk called to tell them the news.