ABC Exclusive: No Prosecution Likely for Foley

Dec 8, 2006 7:38pm

Jason Ryan contributed to this report:

According to Justice Department officials, it is unlikely that the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington will press forward on a prosecution in the Foley case.

According to several sources, prosecutors have had difficulty establishing probable cause of a crime. The barrier in getting past the probable cause threshold was the statute on transmitting obscene materials to minors. Under federal law, the age of minors receiving obscene materials is 16.

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