According to the AP, Former U.S. GOP Rep. Mark Foley will more than likely not face any charges in connection to the suggestive emails and sexually explicit instant messages he sent to teen-aged males who had formerly served or were at that time serving as Congressional pages.

The reason is choice, the police and the FBI have not been allowed to conduct a thorough investigation due to legislative privilege.

Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley isn’t expected to face charges after a lengthy investigation into his lurid messages to underage congressional pages, two federal law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Florida authorities had said their investigation was hampered because neither Foley nor the House would let its investigators examine his congressional computers.

In a letter to the FDLE obtained by The Associated Press, House Deputy General Counsel Kerry Kircher wrote that because the data “may contain legislative information that is constitutionally privileged … and because Mr. Foley has not waived that privilege … we cannot simply give you access.”

The Florida agency had been working with the FBI and Foley’s attorneys to gain access to information on the computers. Foley’s attorneys have declined to comment throughout the investigation.

The Florida agency had been working with the FBI and Foley’s attorneys to gain access to information on the computers. Foley’s attorneys have declined to comment throughout the investigation.

This case sets some very dangerous precedents when it comes to criminal justice. Simply put, the alleged exploitation of these young men will go unpunished not because the defendant isn’t guilty, not because the plaintiffs were not victimized but because the perp holds a Legislative office.

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