Drudge is reporting that ABC had a glitch in their computer program and they accidentally exposed the former congressional page to the world when they posted the instant messages.
ABCNEWS said in a statement: "We go to great lengths to prevent the names of alleged sex crime victims from being revealed. On Friday there was a very brief technical glitch on our site which was overridden immediately. It is possible that during that very brief interval a screen name could have been captured. Reviews of the site since then show no unredacted screen names."
Even worse yet, Drudge is also reporting that this young page, was actually 18 years old at the time of some of these IMs.
On Tuesday ABC news released a high-impact instant message exchange between Foley and, as ABC explained, a young man "under the age of 18."
ABC headlined the story: "New Foley Instant Messages; Had Internet Sex While Awaiting House Vote"
But upon reviewing the records, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, the young man was in fact over the age of 18 at the time of the exchange.
ABC is actually confirming that the page was over the age of 18 with some of the IMs. However, they are stating that some of the IMs took place before the page turned 18.
A network source explains exchanges with the young man and disgraced former Congressman Foley took place before and after the 18th birthday.
With this little revelation, ABC may have to prove that this young man was under that magic age of 18. (However the legal age of consensual sex in the District of Columbia is 16.)
Unless ABC can prove this, then Foley's status just changed from being a pedophilia to being a sicko pervert. I don't want either a sicko pervert or a pedophilia in my congress. I am glad Foley is gone. IMO, Mr. Foley still crossed way over the line of decency.
Being a sicko pervert is not illegal. Which is how the porn business continues to survive.
Either way, there is something terrible wrong with a 50 year old man and a 18 year old young man having IM sex. YUK!