Mark Foley Criminal Probe Opened
Florida has opened a criminal investigation into his e-mails and conduct.
"It was a preliminary inquiry before, but we found the basis to open up a criminal investigation," Kristen Perezluha, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, said Thursday. She would not elaborate, citing the ongoing investigation. The FBI is also investigating whether Foley broke any federal laws.
What might the charges be?
Florida law prohibits seducing or attempting to seduce a minor. However, authorities have said the term "seduce" is open to interpretation.
If there is no evdience of actual physical seduction of minors, they ought to save the taxpayers' money or spend it on real child molesters. Splitting hairs over the definition of "seduce" is overkill.
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