Monday, October 2nd, 2006
MIAMI, Florida (CNN) — Former Rep. Mark Foley is in an alcoholism treatment center three days after resigning from Congress amid allegations that he sent inappropriate messages to teenage pages, Foley’s attorney confirmed Monday.
The FBI and Florida state law enforcement officials were beginning investigations into the case concerning allegations that e-mails and instant messages between Foley, a Florida Republican, and pages contained sexually suggestive material.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Illinois, has also asked the Justice Department to look into the congressman’s electronic correspondence and the response of congressional Republican when the allegations were first raised.
Foley resigned Friday after his alleged e-mail and instant-message contacts with pages were reported by the media.
Foley, a six-term congressman, was co-chairman of the Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus and a prominent backer of legislation to crack down on online predators and criminalize child pornography on the Internet.
Time, I absolve myself of your vow to vanquish me.