Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner entered a guilty plea Friday to the charge of transmitting sexual material to a minor, and could face years in prison.
During his court appearance, Weiner agreed not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison, and was ordered by the judge to register as a sex offender.
The charge stems from the FBI investigation that began in September following a tabloid report from a 15-year-old North Carolina girl claiming that she and Weiner had exchanged sexually explicit texts for several months. The girl also alleged that Weiner asked her to undress on camera.
While investigating Weiner’s laptop, the FBI discovered numerous emails from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to her aide Huma Abedin, Weiner’s wife.
The Democratic former congressman broke down and cried in court as he apologized to the 15-year-old, claiming, “I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse.”
Anthony Weiner just broke down crying during guilty plea. “I have a sickness but I do not have an excuse” via @NYPost
— Kaja Whitehouse (@kajawhitehouse) May 19, 2017
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