Spokane is in the USA.
Spokane's mayor is James West.
The Spokane Spokesman-Review published a series of investigative articles quoting two men who claimed West had sexually abused them 30 years ago when he was their Boy Scout leader.
West has also served as a Republican leader in the state legislature.
West has supported bills limiting the ability of homosexuals to work in state jobs in which they would have contact with children.
West has denied accusations of sexual abuse and claims by at least two other men who said West offered them jobs in city hall in return for sexual favors.