The judge told him he would have to register as a sex offender.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan in New York City says the Democrat will appear in court at 11 a.m. ET Friday.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty Friday to transferring obscene material to a minor, according to the US Attorney’s office for the Southern District of NY. Although, the unnamed victim never meant to press charges as she thought their convos were consensual. “Weiner’s conduct was not only reprehensible, but a federal crime, one for which he is now convicted and will be sentenced”.
Weiner will appear in federal court in New York Friday to enter the plea deal, but may have to wait several weeks for sentencing. The Daily Mail reported she said he sent her numerous photos, one of him in a pool and at least one bare-chested.
But the sexting didn’t stop, and a series of explicit exchanges continued in early 2016 with a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina, two highly knowledgeable sources told NBC News in September.
The investigation infamously intersected a year ago with the 2016 presidential campaign, when agents seized devices and found emails between Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin, Weiner’s estranged wife and a top Clinton adviser.
A law enforcement official says former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. Some of those emails were said to be potentially classified, which led to then-FBI Director James Comey announcing that he was reopening an investigation of Clinton’s private email server days before the presidential election.
In court, Weiner cried as he apologized to the teenager with whom he exchanged sexually explicit texts. But Clinton partly blamed her election loss to Republican Donald Trump on Comey’s announcement.
The outspoken politician resigned from Congress in 2011 after an errant tweet ended up exposing his sexting habits. That bid was ruined when news broke that Weiner, using the alias “Carlos Danger”, had sent explicit pictures to an IN woman.
New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner meets with people on a street corner In Harlem on September 10, 2013 in New York City.