December 11, 2017

Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting scandal, to register as sex offender, facing up to 27 months in prison

Anthony Weinner
By Thuothuo Anthony | Boston, MA

Former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty on Friday in a federal court to a charge of transferring obscene material to a minor.

From January to March of 2016, Anthony Weiner communicated via internet messaging and video chat with a minor under the age of sixteen, and in doing so, sent her obscene material. The minor is said to have returned to him a sexually explicit photo or video, and even went live.

Anthony Weiner will be sentenced in September, but the prosecutor is saying that Weiner may serve 21 to 27 months in prison which they are agreeable to. Weiner will also have to comply with the Registered Sex Offenders Registry.

The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after a 15-year-old North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and the former politician had exchanged lewd messages for several months.

She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera.

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