Skip to comments.Three More Former Pages Accuse Foley of Online Sexual Approaches
Posted on 10/05/2006 2:45:06 PM PDT by mmyers
Three more former congressional pages have come forward to reveal what they call "sexual approaches" over the Internet from former Congressman Mark Foley.
The pages served in the classes of 1998, 2000 and 2002. They independently approached ABC News after the Foley resignation through the Brian Ross & the Investigative Team's tip line on ABCNews.com. None wanted their names used because of the sensitive nature of the communications.
"I was seventeen years old and just returned to [my home state] when Foley began to e-mail me, asking if I had ever seen my page roommates naked and how big their penises were," said the page in the 2002 class.
The former page also said Foley told him that if he happened to be in Washington, D.C., he could stay at Foley's home if he "would engage in oral sex" with Foley.
THE BLOTTER RECOMMENDS READER DISCRETION STRONGLY ADVISED: Foley's Exchange with Underage Page Foley Instant Message Chat While Waiting for a House Vote Click Here to Watch This Week's Brian Ross Investigates Webcast The page told ABC News he was interviewed this week by FBI agents who had a six-page list of questions about Foley and the exchanges.
The second page who talked with ABC News, a graduate of the 2000 page class, says Foley actually visited the old page dorm and offered rides to events in his BMW.
"His e-mails developed into sexually explicit conversations, and he asked me for photographs of my erect penis," the former page said.
The page said Foley maintained e-mail contact with him even after he started college and arranged a sexual liaison after the page had turned 18.
The third page interviewed by ABC News, a graduate of the 1998 page class, said Foley's instant messages began while he was a senior in high school.
"Foley would say he was sitting in his boxers and ask what I was wearing," the page said.
"It became more weird, and I stopped responding," the page said.
All three pages described similar instant message and e-mail patterns, with remarkably similar escalations of provocative questions.
"He didn't want to talk about politics," the page said. "He wanted to talk about sex or my penis," the page said.
The three new verbal accounts are in addition to two sets of sexually explicit instant messages provided to ABC News by former pages.
An online story on the Drudge Report Thursday claimed one set of the sexually explicit instant messages obtained by ABC News was part of a "prank" on the part of the former page, who reportedly says he goaded the congressman into writing the messages.
"This was no prank," said one of the three former pages who talked to ABC News today about his experience with the congressman.
Drip... drip... drip...
Oooh...wrong words to use in this case.
Katie, bar the door?
so that means foley has to resign three more times...
Looks like ABC is already scrambling to try and save the story.
i think smell a rat, no names
Are they all over 18, as well?
Uh-Oh kitties out of the bag now!
Do they have emails from these guys or just hearsay??
There are never any names unless it has (or is suspected of having) an "R" beside it.
Can they just publish unattributed accounts like this? Isn't this a new low even for the DBM?
The old "unnamed sources" trick, or at least a variation of that. Foley's already resigned, so what do these poor victims have to gain by coming forward now?
Did they report it to anyone?
Ok. If this is true. Where are the emails or IM's?
"Looks like ABC is already scrambling to try and save the story."
What's not to "save?" Foley was a predator whether or not one believes the other page's "I'm not gay - it was a prank" defense.
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