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Originally posted by psyopswatcher
I want to know what made him do it (besides the obvious...power hungry pervert). One of the few bios left online for him says he's a catholic, and was born in Massachusetts.
Now you don't think he could have been a victim of a pedophile priest?
Attorney: Foley was molested as teen by clergyman
WEST PALM BEACH — Former Congressman Mark Foley was molested by a clergyman from the time he was 13 until he was 15, his attorney said today.
Roth said Foley wanted to announce the name of the individual and the denomination of the church, but upon counseling decided to wait until after his treatment to release those details.
Foley is Catholic and was an altar boy at Sacred Heart Church in Lake Worth.
Is Mark Foley Really in Rehab?
By Justin Rood - October 3, 2006, 4:48 PM
Three Web sites have now reported that someone using Mark Foley's AOL account -- "Maf54" -- signed on as recently as 10 a.m. today. Readers familiar with dryout programs have noted that in the vast majority of facilities, after admittance patients aren't allowed contact with the outside world for a period of several days to a few weeks.
Of course, Foley could have given his login information to a confidant. Who knows. But it's unusual, nonetheless.
Also, I note that the AP, in its first article on the matter, reported Foley was at a "rehabilitation facility for alcoholism treatment" -- the Palm Beach Post today says he's "in treatment for alcoholism and mental illness."
That's a subtle shift, adding "mental illness" to the description, and could mean nothing. But add it to other oddities surrounding the identity of the center, and it makes a person wonder: is everything as Foley's lawyer claims? Or did they just need to get the guy somewhere that was out of the way of cameras and questions -- quickly?
Originally posted by xmotex
If you think 16 year olds qualify as "young children" I guess
Considering 17 year olds are eligible to join the US military, does that mean we're recruiting young children as soldiers?
Again I'm not trying to justify what the man did, he's a dirtbag, but the pedophilia stuff is a crock, and a distraction from the real issue.
[edit on 10/3/06 by xmotex]
"Can I have a good kiss goodnight," Foley was said to have messaged in one. A boy responded with cyber symbols and "kiss."
In another message, Foley invited the teenager to his Capitol Hill town house "for a few drinks" even though he knew the boy was under the legal drinking age. "We may need to drink at my house so we dont get busted," Foley messaged.
Roth said Foley, 52, had himself been molested between the ages of 13 and 15 by a clergyman but added that Foley "does not blame the trauma he sustained as a young adolescent for his totally inappropriate e-mails" and instant messages. "He continues to offer no excuse whatsoever for his conduct."
Hastert sought to blame Democrats for leaking sexually explicit computer instant messages between Foley and former pages from 2003.
"Democrats have ... put this thing forward to try to block us," Hastert told Limbaugh.
Originally posted by Icarus Rising
The problem I have with this scenario is it didn't seem to be bothering Mr. Foley that he was an alcoholic with a penchant for young boys until he got caught. Now he is sorry and remorseful and getting treatment and addressing his problem.
Now. A bit late, it seems.
Originally posted by FallenFromTheTree
Hey it's on the internet so it MUST be true!