Ensnared by a pornography scandal, Ken Mitchell resigned as Doddville mayor on Thursday.

Spending records indicate Mitchell charged more than $400 to his Doddville-issued credit card to buy access to an array of pornographic websites. Doddville City Auditor Tony Tarrant said Wednesday that an independent audit confirmed Mitchell had used his city credit card for improper purchases.

After Tarrant’s disclosure, Mitchell’s departure was just a matter of time, and sources inside City Hall tell Gotcha!  that Mitchell has spent the past 24 hours figuring out the best way to step down.

Mitchell continues to hide from the media and still has not made a public appearance since Gotcha! broke the story. However, in a press release, Mitchell stated, “I deeply regret my actions and sincerely apologize to the people of Doddville. I made a mistake, but this is not who I am. I now ask for privacy as I make things right with God and my family.”

Doddville will hold a special election sometime in November to fulfill the remaining 21 months of Mitchell’s term. Gotcha! believes City Council Member Laura McGraw and prominent local attorney Sherry Wood most likely will face off for Mitchell's vacated post, though neither has officially announced her intention to run.


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