I’ve stayed away from posting about the Weiner and his use of electronic tools in order to seduce women. There are others that have done a great job of writing posts that say pretty much more than I could ever say. However, there is one small thing I want to point out to others. Years ago, I was taught that when investigating sexual abuse or sexual molestation of children a rule of thumb that was used is if the perpetrator is over 5 years older than the child then it is deemed inappropriate relationship. This was back when the age of consent was younger. However, it was believed that a 21 year old man should not be interested in a 14 or 15 year old girl for reasons other than to sexually molest her. When you think about it, what would a man in his 20s have in common with a child who is in middle or high school. The same has been said with the reports of the school teachers who have had sexual relationships with their students. And, if you think about it, you could make the argument that at least they have school in common. I say that very tongue in cheek because I do find it wrong for an adult, male or female to have any type of relationship that is sexual in nature with a child. That said, can you please tell me what a 47 year old man would have in common with a 21 year old college student that is not even in his district or part of the country? To take it further down a step what would a 47 year old have in common with 17 year old girls? If they were so interested in politics, he should have directed them to contact his office or even better yet perhaps to contact the local office of their congressperson. What a great way to learn about politics than to get involved at the local level. Sadly, instead, he talks to them the way he did the women who he tried and did seduce. Maybe he never got to the point of talking them using x rated language or sending them pictures of him in his underwear or even him without his underwear. However, based on what has been reported, there was a relationship going on between him and these children. If you go back to the rule of thumb I stated at the beginning, then you have to wonder why a man was having a relationship with a child he was much more than 5 years older.
Sadly, rather than face up to his actions, he is going to go into rehab for something on Monday he said was not a problem. Just like he said that there were no underage children involved to his knowledge. Just like he said that this has been going on for 3 years with 6 women.
(And, by the way, did you know that he met the girl in Delaware when she was on a high school field trip to DC in April?)