Oswego mayor resigns while sex case pending
September 21, 2005, 11:48 AM EDT
OSWEGO, N.Y. -- Mayor John Gosek resigned Wednesday in the wake of his arrest on federal charges of using a cell phone to offer money and drugs to solicit sex from two underage girls.
In a written statement, the 58-year-old Gosek said he had significant personal issues that need to be addressed in therapy and that those issues had "severely compromised" his ability to govern. His resignation, which he said came with a "heavy heart," was effective immediately.
"At this time, I clearly have significant personal issues which I have to address ... My problems are my own and should not in any way reflect upon other members of my administration or any city councilors or the Republican Party," Gosek said.