WILMINGTON, Del. - U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who has been under fire after admitting to sending graphic photos to women online, acknowledged yesterday that he had online contact with a 17-year-old girl in Delaware but said the communications were "neither explicit nor indecent."
New Castle County police officers went to a high school junior's home north of Wilmington yesterday to speak with the girl about her contact with the New York Democrat, police confirmed. The interview was first reported by FoxNews.com, which had a reporter at the home when police arrived.
Weiner spokeswoman Risa Heller said in a one-sentence statement, "According to Congressman Weiner, his communications with this person were neither explicit nor indecent."
A police spokeswoman confirmed that officers had interviewed an area teenager about online contacts with Weiner.
"They were made aware of an alleged contact between [Weiner] and an area teen," said Officer Tracey Duffy, a New Castle County police spokeswoman. "The teen has been interviewed and disclosed no information regarding any criminal activity."
Weiner, a seven-term Democrat, has acknowledged sending sexually explicit messages over the Internet to a half-dozen women over the past three years. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate whether Weiner inappropriately used any government resources.