Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty to Sexting Charge

20 May, 2017, 09:21 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner faces charges in sexting case

Weiner admitted to sharing explicit images with the 15-year-old and encouraging her to engage in sexually explicit conduct; he said he knew his behavior was "as morally wrong as it was unlawful".

August 29, 2016: Yet another explicit photo of Weiner emerges, this time of him shirtless in boxers sitting next to his sleeping 4-year-old son.

DAVID MUIR: Former Congressman Anthony Weiner pleading guilty to a federal obscenity charge.

Weiner said last fall is when he "came to grips for the first time with the depths of my sickness" and entered "intensive treatment". Weiner, 52, is released on bail pending sentencing, which is scheduled for September 8, the release said.

Former congressman Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of transferring obscene material to a minor, according to the court and a spokesman for a law firm representing Weiner in the case. Weiner will likely end up as a registered sex offender, according to the Times. As part of his plea deal, he has agreed not to appeal any sentence of 27 months or less, Reuters says. They plea because they think it's better for them that they'll get less time in jail.

He surrendered to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in NY early Friday and appeared in court late-morning, telling U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska how he had communicated with the teenager, "as I had done and continued to do with adult women", according to his plea statement, which was released by his attorney.

That same month, the FBI began investigating Weiner after the North Carolina girl told the news website DailyMail.com that she and Weiner had exchanged lewd messages for several months.

He also shared "rape fantasies" with the minor, reportedly telling her that he wanted "to be dominated".

Weiner's relentless sexting scandals derailed his political career, starting when he resigned from Congress in 2011 after pictures of his privates ended up on Twitter. Now, Abedin is estranged from her husband but is still legally married to him, though their lives remain separate since the scandal.

The investigation led FBI agents to seize his laptop computer, which led to the discovery of a new cache of emails that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had sent to Huma Abedin, Weiner's wife.

DAHLGREN: In 2013, he ran for mayor of NY until he was caught sexting again. The memoir would tell her side of the sexting scandal and her role in Clinton's run. The charge also holds a potential to serve up to 10 years in prison, but the choice is ultimately left to a judge.

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