"U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., resigned from Congress on Friday, effective immediately, in the wake of questions about e-mails he wrote to a former male page who was 16 years old at the time."
The above quote is from an article at FoxNews.com @
but you can probably find a similar article at CNN or other new websites. It is one of the headliners on the evening news too. Now I read the article, I also went to a website that claimed to have the emails that Rep. Foley sent to the boy. They were not all that explicit, and could easily be construed to be either improper or innocent. Yet, when you read them you get the feeling all was not well.
Of course, when I heard it reported on Fox News on cable TV, that there had also been a number of instant messages between Rep. Foley and the boy. According to the televised news report on Fox, more than one of those instant messages was explicit, I would guess they meant sexually explicit in some form, but they did not say. What they did do was read off one set of the instant messages that was allegedly sent between the boy and Rep. Foley. As per Fox, in the messages, Rep. Foley asked the boy what he was wearing. When the boy replied that he was wearing certain clothing items, Rep. Foley allegedly replied to the effect that he would like to slip them off of the boy.
Well folks if these allegations are upheld, I imagine that former rep. Foley will soon be arrested and facing felony charges of some sort. Something like this is sad in any case. It is, in my opinion, a disgrace for the representatives family, and a trauma for them, just as it is for the boy's family. This one though, if true, is a further disgrace still in that Rep. Foley was a co-chairman of the House Missing and Exploited Children Caucus! How convenient for him if indeed he was preying upon children. It the allegations are found to be true, then in my opinion, this guy is one of the worst types of monsters we have, one that preys upon children. co-chairman of the House Missing and Exploited Children Caucus. Of course, I stand strongly for the presumption of innocence, but being that he resigned over this already, I think that something was probably astray with his communications with the child. Time and the courts will tell. If he is guilty of any form of pedophilia, or child molestation, or endangering a child, I think he should get the maximum sentence, and even that may not be suitable enough.
All the best,
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