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Del. police ask about teen’s interaction with Weiner

Police in New Castle, Del., questioned a 17-year-old high school student regarding her online communications with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), a police official said Friday night.

The New Castle County police “were made aware of an alleged contact between Congressman Anthony Weiner and an area teen,” department spokeswoman Officer Tracey Duffy told the Associated Press. “The teen has been interviewed and disclosed no information regarding any criminal activity.” reported Friday that several police officers visited the teenager’s home Friday afternoon and asked to speak with her mother. About half an hour later, the officers left.

Weiner’s online interactions with the student had drawn the attention of some conservative bloggers in recent days.

Weiner spokeswoman Risa Heller confirmed that the congressman had communicated with the 17-year-old, adding in an e-mail, “According to Congressman Weiner, his communications with this person were neither explicit nor indecent.” cited sources close to the student as saying that the teenager began following Weiner on Twitter after hearing him speak during a trip to Washington on April 1. The sources said Weiner sent the student a direct message via Twitter about two weeks later.

Weiner announced Monday that he had repeatedly lied in an effort to cover up his inappropriate online communications with women across the country.

He told reporters that he didn’t know for certain whether any of his communications might have been with minors, “but I know that I never had any intention of having an interaction with underage women, and no information that I have now shows that I did.”


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