Friday, 19 May 2017

Disgraced former US congressman Anthony Weiner admits sexting 15-year-old

Disgraced former US congressman Anthony Weiner has cried in court as he pleaded guilty to sexting a 15-year-old girl.

The former Democrat politician broke down in tears as he apologised to his victim, saying: "I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse."

Weiner, 52, pleaded guilty in a federal court in New York to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor over his online communications with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.

The judge in Manhattan told him he would have to register as a sex offender.

He could face years in jail, but as part of a plea deal with prosecutors, he will not appeal any sentence of between 21 and 27 months.

In September, his victim told a news website she had exchanged lewd messages with him for several months and also accused him of asking her to undress on camera.
The investigation that followed had far-reaching political consequences.

FBI agents seized his laptop computer, finding a new cache of emails that then-Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had sent to senior aide, Huma Abedin, Mr Weiner's wife.

SKY      News.

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