Lawyer: No salacious Weiner Tweets to Delaware girl

Posted: June 11, 2011

WILMINGTON - A 17-year-old girl from Delaware has been interviewed by police about online contact with embattled U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D., N.Y.), but authorities say she didn't disclose any information about illegal conduct.

It's the latest turn in a scandal that has some members of Congress saying the 46-year-old congressman should step down, after he admitted to sending sexually explicit messages to women online.

Daniel P. McElhatton, a Philadelphia lawyer who said he represents the girl's family, issued a statement saying: "The 'Tweets' in question between the student in question and the Congressman were not salacious or in any manner inappropriate. No photographers were ever sent to her or from her."

Weiner acknowledged Friday that he had online contact with the girl, but said it was "neither explicit nor indecent." That came after FoxNews.com reported officers had interviewed the high school junior. The New York Times reports Weiner said he exchanged at least five private messages on Twitter with the girl.

McElhatton said that the family did not want to answer media questions.

New Castle County police say the investigation is continuing. The New York Democrat has said he won't step down.

- From Associated Press and Inquirer staff

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