Anthony Weiner: Teen's Lawyer Says Nothing Inappropriate in Congressman's Tweets

Weiner's messages with the teen probed as pressure grows for his resignation.

ByABC News
June 11, 2011, 9:04 AM

June 11, 2011— -- There was nothing salacious or inappropriate in the tweets that Rep. Anthony Weiner exchanged with a 17-year-old Delaware girl, according to her family's lawyer, and police said the girl told them nothing about any criminal activity.

Police in New Castle, Del., began investigating Weiner's online communication with the girl after he admitted earlier in the week that he sent lewd photos of himself to several women via social media.

Authorities visited the high school student's home Friday to talk to her mother and request access to the girl's phone and computer.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported today that Philadelphia lawyer Daniel P. McElhatton, who represents the girl's family, issued a statement saying: "The 'Tweets' in question between the student in question and the Congressman were not salacious or in any manner inappropriate. No photographers were ever sent to her or from her."

New Castle police also said that their investigation thus far has turned up no wrongdoing on Weiner's part.

"The teen has been interviewed and disclosed no information regarding any criminal activity," New Castle County police spokeswoman Officer Tracey Duffy said.

She said she did not know what prompted the investigation, but said it was continuing.

The girl's mother also told the New York Post there was nothing obscene in the two communications Weiner sent her daughter.

A Fox News reporter on the scene Friday when officers arrived reported the teenager said she was "OK."

The girl, whose identity has been confirmed by ABC News but is being withheld due to her age, has commented publicly on Twitter that she had been in direct contact with the congressman.

Through a spokesperson, Weiner admitted he exchanged messages with the girl but added "his communications with this person were neither explicit nor indecent."

The contact between Weiner and the teen started in April after her class took a trip to Washington D.C. and saw him speak.

She posted a public message to him on Twitter saying she enjoyed the speech.

Two days later, Weiner began following her on twitter according to the New York Times .

Her profile said she wanted to be president, so he wrote to her: "How hip am I talking to a future president."

Pressure Grows for Weiner's Resignation

The investigation comes as calls for Weiner to resign increases.

Within the last 24 hours, top House Democrats have ratcheted up the pressure on Weiner by directly appealing to him to resign before Congress returns Monday.

"He is not being realistic about what he will face if he returns on Monday," according to one senior House Democratic aide.

At a press conference Monday in New York, Weiner said that he believed none of the women with whom he had risqué exchanges was underage.

"I don't know the exact ages of the women, and I don't know if you do," he said. "I'm going to respect their privacy, but they were all adults. At least, to the best of my knowledge."

As the story broke, Wiener was not available for comment.

The last time he spoke outside his New York apartment, he said he was "trying to get back to work and make amends" to his constituents and his family.

Wiener was relying on polls at the time, which said a majority of his constituents wanted him to stay on the job.

"That support will evaporate if it turns out this woman is underage. I think most people are like, if its underage, don't engage. At all," said Jonathan Allen with Politico.

ABC News' Rich Esposito and Jonathan Karl contributed to this report.