Disgraced former congressman Mark Foley may find himself facing criminal charges, ABC News reports.
Florida law enforcement officials are considering prosecuting Foley for violation of Florida law, which makes it a crime merely to use lewd language that is "harmful to minors." Foley apparently sent some sexually explicit instant messages from Pensacola, Fla., to an underage high school student, so he falls under the statute.
"It's a broad statute, and it encompasses a lot of activity," said Maureen Horkan, the director of the Child Predator CyberCrime Unit in the Florida Attorney General's office.
Foley has begun to re-emerge publicly in Palm Beach, Fla., after spending weeks at an Arizona rehabilitation center for what his lawyer described as issues involving substance and his own alleged sexual abuse as a minor.