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Garbo 2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-06-06 09:57 PM
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11. The parents of the kid with the emails issued a statement yesterday.
In part:

In the fall of 2005, as soon as Congressman Alexander became aware of the e-mails received by our son, he called us. He explained that his office had been made aware of these e-mails by our son and that while he thought the e-mails were overly friendly, he did not think, nor did we think, that they were offensive enough to warrant an investigation.

Rather, we asked him to see that Congressman Foley stop e-mailing or contacting our son and to otherwise drop the matter in order to avoid a media frenzy. He did so. If we had any other knowledge or evidence of potential impropriety, we would have asked for the matter to be treated differently. For instance, we were not aware of the instant messages that have come to light in the past few days.

These instant messages, which have only recently surfaced as a result of the news of the ambiguous e-mails received by our son, are separate matters.

As a young man with integrity who had the courage to question the intention of the e-mails, we respect and honor our son as a hero. Despite his courageous actions, he is becoming a victim due to the harassment by some of the media. Please honor our request that we be left alone. There is nothing more that we can contribute to this ongoing matter. He is not the story, and we feel this intense media scrutiny could endanger our son and family.

We have no intention of discussing this further. Thank you.
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  -Marc Klaas went after the Republicans on Countdown eleny  Oct-06-06 07:26 PM   #0 
  - Mark is AUTHENTIC. My heart hurts for him.  fooj   Oct-06-06 07:32 PM   #1 
  - He speaks from the worst experience  eleny   Oct-06-06 07:34 PM   #2 
  - I saw that, he's a class act  Catchawave   Oct-06-06 07:41 PM   #3 
  - His daughter is the reason...  fudge stripe cookays   Oct-06-06 07:44 PM   #4 
  - Great man with a broken heart  madame defarge   Oct-06-06 07:45 PM   #5 
  - What I keep wondering about is the alleged wishes of the page's parents  eleny   Oct-06-06 08:01 PM   #6 
     - We can only hope...  madame defarge   Oct-06-06 08:06 PM   #7 
     - I so agree with you  eleny   Oct-06-06 08:09 PM   #9 
     - I think it resonated with them and they wanted to protect their son from  SharonAnn   Oct-06-06 09:11 PM   #10 
     - The parents of the kid with the emails issued a statement yesterday.  Garbo 2004   Oct-06-06 09:57 PM   #11 
     - So they wanted to "avoid a media frenzy"  eleny   Oct-06-06 10:31 PM   #13 
     - Maybe they're staunch republi-CONS who don't want to see their  calimary   Oct-06-06 11:17 PM   #14 
  - that was great. he's really ticked off about this.  roguevalley   Oct-06-06 08:06 PM   #8 
  - Marc Klaas would do an excellant job heading Foley investigation  Imagevision   Oct-06-06 10:19 PM   #12 

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