The former Congressman Anthony Weiner has admitted that he exchanged sexually explicit text messages with a teenage girl.
The Ex-Congressman surrendered on Friday morning and was taken to Manhattan federal court. The 52-year-old pleaded guilty to the charges.
Weiner was speaking in court where he said that destructive impulses brought great devastation to his family and friends and destroyed his life’s dream of public service.
Weiner’s plea was clear. He revealed that he engaged in obscene communication with the teenager., adding that he also shared explicit images, and encouraging her to engage in sexually explicit conduct.
Weiner wept as he apologized to the teenager, adding that he has a sickness, but he has no excuse. His attorney revealed that Weiner accepted full responsibility and he apologized, offering no excuses, and made a commitment to make amends.
Marcia Kramer from CBS2 revealed that the judge told Weiner he would have to register as a sex offender. Huma Abedin’s attorneys are filing her divorce papers Friday afternoon in Lower Manhattan.
The former Congressman has been released on $150,000 bail pending his sentencing, which has been set for Sept. 8. Weiner could face a fine and anywhere from no time in prison to up to 10 years.
He agreed not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison but a judge acknowledged that she wasn’t bound by that, and could send him away for even longer.
The then-15-year-old North Carolina girl claimed in a Published report that Weiner sent her shirtless photos of himself and more graphic messages. Weiner has been under investigations since last September.
Weiner had been under investigation since last September. The teenager also reportedly accused him of asking her to undress on camera.
Weiner said that he has repeatedly demonstrated terrible judgment about the people he has communicated with online and the things he has sent, adding that he’s filled with regret and heartbroken for those he hurt.
Huma Abedin, who was Weiner’s wife, announced her separation from Weiner after the sexting scandal exploded. As the FBI agents conducted investigations into Weiner’s online communications, the FBI agents seized his laptop computer, which led to the discovery of a new cache of emails that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had sent to Abedin.