Kansas City, Missouri, mayor resigns amid allegations of sexual misconduct

Kansas City Mayor Ron Bates resigned Tuesday amid allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in the 1980s.

The Kansas City Star reports Bates, 68, was found guilty of sexual battery by a grand jury in February.

He was also found guilty by a jury of obstructing a grand juror.

The case stemmed from a lawsuit by the woman, who alleged Bates sexually assaulted her in 1977 and sexually assaulted another woman in 1985.

Bates’ office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.