The person he notified? Dennis Hastert. How long ago? Ten to eleven months ago.
And what did Hastert do? Did he confront Congressman Mark Foley and ask him to step down? No. Did he replace him as the Chair of the Child Sex Offender Caucus? No. Instead, Hastert knowingly let a sexual predator run the caucus... and when that predator claimed that the communications between him and the young page were innocent and a dirty attack from the Democrats, did Hastert confront Foley then or go to the media and force him to tell the truth? No. Instead, we had to wait until the full transcripts were released before Foley finally resigned.
And the full transcripts are pretty damning, with the esteemed Congressman and Chair of the Child Sex Offender Caucus asking about the minute details of how the minor masturbated, what size his penis was, and saying how he'd like to undress the young teen and grab his "one eyed snake"... only to be told by the minor that Foley was moving too fast, and that he would have to leave because his mother was yelling for him and it was time for him to do his homework.
So, apparently House Speaker Dennis Hastert loves his fellow Republican leaders even more than he loves young children, eh?!
How much do you want to bet that Denny is let off the hook for this one? For cowards who cannot admit their weaknesses and cannot face true responsibility and accountability for their actions, everything is acceptable, I guess.