Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Weiner pleads guilty, could get years in prison

Weiner pleads guilty, could get years in prison

I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse.

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".

The Times, quoting two people close to the situation, reported that Weiner will plead guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor.

Weiner cried in court as he apologized to the 15-year-old girl at the heart of the sexting case, The Associated Press reported.

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

Abedin, a top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a year ago, separated from Weiner in September after revelations he had sent more sexually charged messages online.

As part of the plea agreement, he will have to comply with the Sex Offender Registry and Notification Act.

Original story: A former Democratic congressman who was brought down over sexting scandals is scheduled to plead guilty Friday. They declined to immediately release details about the charges against him.

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Weiner's expected guilty plea is part of a plea agreement.

In late August, longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin announced she and Weiner were separating after allegations he sent sexually suggestive photos again - this time with an unidentified woman in her 40s described as divorced.

The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan says the Democrat will appear in court at 11 a.m. Friday.

The cache of emails prompted then FBI director James Comey to make his now infamous decision to reopen the previously closed investigation into Clinton's alleged mishandling of classified material.

Though Mr Comey said soon afterwards that the emails contained nothing to change his view that Mrs Clinton could not be charged with a crime, the development was seen as influencing voters in the run-up to polling on 8 November.

Earlier this month, Clinton blamed Comey's investigation into her emails, along with the posting of campaign manager Podesta's emails on Wikileaks by Russian hackers, for her loss.

David Schaefer, a spokesman for the law firm Covington & Burling, whose attorney, Arlo Devlin-Brown, is representing Weiner, said the former congressman's lawyer will comment later Friday.

Weiner continued: "While I have provided the Daily Mail with information showing that I have likely been the subject of a hoax, I have no one to blame but me for putting myself in this position".

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