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Jun112011

Authorities Investigating Messages Between Weiner and Teen

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- There was nothing salacious or inappropriate in the tweets that Rep. Anthony Weiner exchanged with a 17-year-old Delaware girl, according to her family's lawyer, and police said the girl told them nothing about any criminal activity.

Police in New Castle, Del., began investigating Weiner's online communication with the girl after he admitted earlier in the week that he sent lewd photos of himself to several women via social media.

Authorities visited the high school student's home Friday to talk to her mother and request access to the girl's phone and computer.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Saturday that Philadelphia lawyer Daniel P. McElhatton, who 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."

New Castle police say their investigation thus far has turned up no wrongdoing on Weiner's part. The girl's mother also told the New York Post there was nothing obscene in the two communications Weiner sent her daughter.

The girl, whose identity has been confirmed by ABC News but is being withheld due to her age, has commented publicly on Twitter that she had been in direct contact with the congressman.

Through a spokesperson, Weiner admitted he exchanged messages with the girl but added "his communications with this person were neither explicit nor indecent."

The contact between Weiner and the teen reportedly started in April after her class took a trip to Washington D.C. and saw him speak.

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