According to The Wall Street Journal, the federal government is moving closer to slapping child-pornography charges on Anthony Weiner.
The disgraced New York congressman has been under investigation for alleged sexting activity that took place between Weiner and a 15-year-old girl.
Weiner’s long history of sexting activity dates back to 2011 when screenshots of his sexts with strangers led to Weiner’s resignation from congress.
But now, Weiner could be facing far greater consequences as the most serious charge reportedly being considered is for the production of child pornography.
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If found guilty, Weiner could face a mandatory, minimum 15-year prison sentence. In addition, he could face charges of receipt of child pornography or possession of child pornography.
The screenshots of “sexts” between Weiner and the 15-year-old girl were exposed last year by the U.K.-based news outlet, The Daily Mail.
News of the sexts sent shock waves through the Clinton campaign because Weiner’s wife is Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s top aide at the time.
The investigation into Weiner’s sexting relationship with the young girl led to the FBI briefly re-opening its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while acting as secretary of state.
According to the screenshots released by The Daily Mail, Weiner’s most horrifying sext read: “I would bust that tight p*ssy so hard and so often that you would leak and limp for a week.” He also sent photos of himself to the girl, many of them inappropriate.
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