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originally posted by: queenofswords
Has it been proven that TDog is really 15 yrs. old, or that these messages were actually 100% for certain sent by her?
I ask this because I live in a world of 12 - 16 year olds, more or less! The texting is nothing like a 15 yr. old would text. I have never seen a 15 yr. old girl spell out a number (twelve as opposed to 12).
originally posted by: Gryphon66
So the logic behind our main assumption here (Wiener was set up by the FBI) suggests that it would have to be some sort of sting operation right?
What's the chain of command on such an action? Does it stop at Comey's desk? (Trying to put some "real world" teeth into the idea.)
The Senate also offered up a companion bill earlier in the year, which was passed the Senate Judiciary Committee and is co-sponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Pat Leahy, D-Vt.
originally posted by: BlueAjah
a reply to: queenofswords
I was thinking that too. That does not sound like a 15 year old.
Also - that part about the DMV, and getting a permit...
This is a classic, established way of reconfirming age during a sting.
For a prosecutable case, you must make it clear that the person knows full well they are chatting with a minor, especially if it goes over days or longer. You can't make it look like they might have forgotten.
You can't keep saying "I am 15" over and over.
So throwing in clever ways of establishing age, such as going for a permit, reestablishes clear statement that you are a minor.
But, the language was a little off, so it might not be a pro, or at least not someone who actually has skill.