E-mails Show Foley Sought to Rendezvous with Page

By Brian Ross And Maddy Sauer

Oct 2, 2006 12:14pm

In addition to explicit sexual language, former Congressman Mark Foley’s Internet messages also include repeated efforts to get the underage recipient to rendezvous with him at night. "I would drive a few miles for a hot stud like you," Foley said in one message obtained by ABC News. The FBI says it has opened a "preliminary investigation" of Foley’s e-mails. Federal law enforcement officials say attempts by Foley to meet in person could constitute the necessary evidence for a federal charge of "soliciting for sex" with a minor on the Internet. THE BLOTTER RECOMMENDS FBI Opens "Preliminary Investigation" of Foley READER DISCRETION STRONGLY ADVISED: Foley’s Exchange with Underage Page Check Out Video Reports by Brian Ross on Our Home Page In another message, Foley, using the screen name Maf54, appears to describe having been together with the teen in San Diego. Maf54: I miss you lots since san diego.
Teen:   ya I cant wait til dc
Maf54: :)
Teen:   did you pick a night for dinner
Maf54: not yet…but likely Friday
Teen:   ok…ill plan for Friday then
Maf54: that will be fun The messages also show the teen is, at times, uncomfortable with Foley’s aggressive approach. Maf54: I want to see you
Teen:   Like I said not til feb…then we will go to dinner
Maf54: and then what happens
Teen:  we eat…we drink…who knows…hang out…late into the night
Maf54: and
Teen:  I dunno
Maf54: dunno what
Teen:  hmmm I have the feeling that you are fishing here…im not sure what I would be comfortable with…well see Foley resigned Friday after ABC News questioned him about the Internet messages. He says he has checked into a rehabilitation facility to deal with alcohol and behavioral issues.

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