Published: Fri, June 02, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting North Carolina teen, reports say

Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting North Carolina teen, reports say

Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner is set to appear in federal court in New York City on Friday in connection with a sexting case involving a teenage girl.

Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, reportedly filed for divorce from Weiner on Friday, hours after the guilty plea.

And Weiner now faces a jail term of up to 27 months over his contact with the minor in 2016.

Weiner was released on bail and will be sentenced on September 8.

Citing the newly discovered Weiner emails, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said last October that it was reopening its probe into the security of Clinton's emails during her time as secretary of state, but it closed the probe again in November without taking any prosecutorial action. He also must register as a sex offender.

On Oct. 28, a week and a half before the election, the Federal Bureau of Investigation told Congress that it was reopening an inquiry into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State because investigators found her emails on Weiner's laptop, which had been seized in the sexting case.

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Weiner cried in court as he apologized to the minor with whom he exchanged the messages.

Besides sending her inappropriate photos of himself, his victim said Weiner asked her to undress on camera. "I think that it sends a strong message that even people who are rich and powerful should get in trouble if they're exploiting children". "I knew that was morally wrong". The crime carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Weiner wept as he read a prepared statement to the court admitting that he "compulsively sought" women for "sexual and non-sexual communication" which has had "devastating consequences" to him and his family.

That same month, the FBI began investigating Weiner after the North Carolina girl told the news website that she and Weiner had exchanged lewd messages for several months. Clinton has said Comey's decision is part of the reason she lost the election.

Anthony Weiner, former U.S. Democrat Representative from NY, speaks to the media before the start of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 26, 2016.

Weiner told the website he was "filled with regret and heartbroken", but said he had also been the subject of a hoax.

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