You know every now and then you find a story that gets under your skin. It makes you mad. You want to do something but there is nothing more to do than post. The whole Mark Foley story is one of those kind of stories. Now, it looks as if charges will not be filed.
“Barring any extraordinary circumstances, it is very unlikely for charges to be filed in a case once the statute of limitations has run its course,” Aya Gruber, a former federal public defender and professor of law at Florida International University, told ABC News.
“Federal officials turned the case over to Florida after concluding that Foley did not engage in any actual sexual contact until the former pages had turned 18, and had therefore not violated federal law. Washington, D.C. law defines the age of consent as 16,” ABC added. (more…)