Monday, 29 May, 2017

Anthony Weiner expected to plead guilty in 'sexting' case involving minor

U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner D-N.Y. follows his wife Huma Abedin into their home in Queens N.Y. on Thursday Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner faces charges in sexting case
Kenny Thornton | 20 May, 2017, 05:48

"I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse", Weiner said in court.

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".

He was released on bail Friday ahead of a sentencing hearing scheduled for September 8.

Disgraced former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner has cried in court as he pleaded guilty to sexting a 150-year-old girl.

The New York Times reported that Weiner might be forced to register as a sex offender in the case, though that has not been confirmed.

Weiner, who lives in Manhattan and represented NY in Congress from 1999 to 2011, resigned after revelations that he was sending sexually explicit messages to multiple women.

In a statement, Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said in part, "Weiner's conduct was not only reprehensible, but a federal crime, one for which he is now convicted and will be sentenced".

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´╗┐Original story: A former Democratic congressman who was brought down over sexting scandals is scheduled to plead guilty Friday.

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. The two married in 2010, and in June 2011 Weiner resigned from Congress, a month after the release of an explicit photo of him that he inadvertently posted on his Twitter account. Weiner agreed to surrender his iPhone as part of the plea agreement. Weiner surrendered to the Federal Bureau of Investigation early Friday. The two investigations - into Weiner and into Clinton's use of a private email server - briefly collided and caused then-FBI Director James Comey to publicly reveal agents had reopened the Clinton case days before the election.

It is alleged that Weiner shared "rape fantasies" with the girl, and asked her to dress up in school uniform during their Skype conversations, which went on for several months. The Comey letters and late-in-the-election investigation have been blamed for Clinton's loss to President Donald Trump, The Los Angeles Times reported.

On Friday, Weiner described his repeated transgressions as compulsive behavior and said that since past year he has been receiving "intensive" mental health treatment.

An effort to resurrect his career progressed in 2013 as he began his candidacy for mayor of NY.

His failed mayoral bid is the subject of the documentary "Weiner".

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