More pages came forward, alleging a history of inappropriate conduct by Foley dating back at least 10 years.
Foley had been warned about the matter in 2005 by another House Republican and the House Clerk.
Mark Adam Foley (born September 8, 1954) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives.
He served from 1995 until 2006, representing the 16th District of Florida as a member of the Republican Party, before resigning due to revelations that he had sent sexually explicit messages to teenaged boys who had served as congressional pages.
Foley had raised million in campaign contributions before withdrawing.
In the House, Foley was one of the foremost opponents of child pornography.
Foley's legislation to change federal sex offender laws was supported by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, America's Most Wanted host John Walsh and a number of victims' rights groups.
President Bush signed it into law as part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.
On September 28, 2006, ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross reported that in 2005, Foley had sent email messages from his personal AOL account to a former Congressional page, asking the page to send a photo of himself to Foley, among other things.Constitution Party candidate Jack Mc Lain was his only opponent in 2002.He was re-elected in 2002 with 79 percent of the vote and in 2004 with 68 percent of the vote. He spent most of his tenure in Congress as a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.Foley resigned from Congress on September 29, 2006 acting on a request by the Republican leadership after allegations surfaced that he had sent suggestive emails and sexually explicit instant messages Each ended with no criminal finding.In the case of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the "FDLE conducted as thorough and comprehensive investigation as possible considering Congress and Mr. House in 1994 with 58 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat John Comerford.Foley denied us access to critical data," said FDLE commissioner Gerald Bailey with the closure of the case. He was re-elected in 1996 with 64 percent of the vote against Democrat Jim Stuber and again in 1998 (this time without opposition).He was re-elected in 2000 with 60 percent of the vote against Democrat Jean Elliott Brown and Reform Party candidate John Mc Guire.However, longstanding rumors surfaced that Foley was either homosexual or bisexual and was in a long-term homosexual relationship.The story was initially published only in local and gay press; then addressed the topic.Foley's office confirmed that Foley had sent the messages but said it has a practice of asking for photos of individuals who may ask for recommendations and that the page had requested a recommendation.The original news report prompted another page to come forward and on September 29, 2006, ABC News reported that it had seen excerpts of sexually explicit instant messages allegedly sent by Foley.