"(House* speaker [Dennis]) Hastert sought to blame Democrats1 for leaking sexually explicit computer instant messages between [Mark] Foley and former pages from 2003."
Forbes, 3 October 2006
Representative Mark Foley (R-Florida) communicated sexual intentions via email with boys who were working in the House of Representatives as "pages."
A page is a traditional role within the House of Representatives a role that is nearly as old as the union of the States. The page, a partisan youth of generally about 16 years old, serves to deliver documents an perform other nonspecialized duties.
Foley, in a addition to his role as a representative, served as the head of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children.
* The House of Representatives is one of two branches of United States Congress (the other being the Senate.)