Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in a case concerning his exchange of explicit material to a minor.
Per various sources:
Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to transmitting sexual material to a minor, could get years in prison. https://t.co/cWaI2Scv8g
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 19, 2017
UPDATE: Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sending obscene messages to a minor – court hearing— Reuters U.S. News (@ReutersUS) May 19, 2017
Associated Press shares more details on the case:
NEW: Anthony Weiner guilty plea has been entered. He faces 21-27 months in jail for the transfer of obscene material to a minor per docs.— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) May 19, 2017
Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is crying in court as he apologizes to the 15-year-old girl with whom he exchanged sexually explicit texts.The judge accepted Weiner’s guilty plea Friday to a charge of transmitting sexual material to a minor. He agreed to not appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison.
The Democratic former congressman apologized to the 15-year-old, saying, “I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse.”
The judge told him he would have to register as a sex offender.
The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after the 15-year-old North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and Weiner had exchanged lewd messages for several months. She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera.