Washington’s latest sex scandal:The folly of Foley…

October 4, 2006 at 4:01 am Leave a comment

Well – since its near election time this thing will be milked for all it’s worth. As I said on another blog in comment- It is the classic Washington scandal dead girl or live boy – the age old nightmare of most of DC. Albeit modernized for the internet age – with instant messaging.

ABCs the blotter:

[]” … New Foley Instant Messages; Had Internet Sex While Awaiting House Vote …”[]

Foley? Predator? perhaps not in the minds of some – Was he a pervert in Congress? Yes.

But he is a ‘Public office holder” who violated the public trust. That a congressman on the floor of the house on taxpayers time was IM voyeurism – is at least one very valid issue.

If he had not been a member – say some clerk or aide doing that on government wifi system? Or taxpayer paid for web enabled phone? -But what does the law state :

§ 2251. Sexual exploitation of children

 

(a) Any person who employs, uses, persuades, induces, entices, or coerces any minor to engage in, or who has a minor assist any other person to engage in, or who transports any minor in interstate or foreign commerce, or in any Territory or Possession of the United States, with the intent that such minor engage in, any sexually explicit conduct.

 

Heck if he was not a Congressman… he’d be in jail now – his home PC stripped his hard drives and internet records scanned and searched – all his government emails checked- his office IM and ISP records checked – In 48 hours his name would be on every ban list out there charged as a predator. But he is Congressman so he gets rehab…. That’s the US Congress and Washington DC – justice for all the rest – but not for those considered the among best.

The issue is his position and his colleagues alleged protection of him. The Washington Timses came out with a hard hitting eidtorial calling for the speaker of the house to resign. I doubt it will happen. But – afterall – to many in the house and senate in Washington; and in the aftermath of a president indicted and impeached for blow job who lied about and then survived his impeachment… Fooleys antics were foolish folly.

flirtations… but still as I was taught in law school – Dura lex Sed Rex- it is hard but it is the law. And he knoew the law. Communicating on that topic with a minor? Soliciting sexual acts? In and of itself is a crime – on legislation he himself voted on and helped pass into law. But – perhaps it is a law for everyone else and not a member of the house.

Also the bottom line: Engaging in a sexual conversation or attempting to solicit sex from anyone under 18 online is covered here in Federal Law:

TITLE 42 > CHAPTER 136 > SUBCHAPTER VI > § 14071

(v) use of a minor in a sexual performance;

(vi) solicitation of a minor to practice prostitution;

(vii) any conduct that by its nature is a sexual offense against a minor;

(viii) production or distribution of child pornography, as described in section 2251, 2252, or 2252A of title 18; or

 

Is a violation of federal law, using the internet to cross state lines to solicit sex from a minor is crime. As a law maker- he should have known better – he broke the law.

 

That is the issue. Even if the minor consents – it is against the law – a law he helped write! In the sum of all things; he is a hypocrite at the least – a perverted power tripping congressman at the worst who felt the law he voted on, helped write in committee and was paid by tax dollars to work on – I believe in his mind perhaps did not apply to him.

That’s just my opinion…. The law violation not partisan politics what should be the issue.

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