Report: Anthony Weiner to plead guilty to charge from sexting investigation

Former New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner is expected to plead guilty to a charge resulting from the FBI’s investigation into his sexting scandal, according to The New York Times.

Weiner allegedly sent explicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl last year. The girl, who has not been identified, told the Daily Mail last year that Weiner knew she was underage.

The girl’s allegations followed a report that Weiner exchanged lewd messages with a woman while lounging in bed with his young son Jordan.

According to the Times, Weiner surrendered to the FBI Friday morning and will plead guilty “to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor,” as part of a plea agreement.

He will likely have to register as a sex offender as a result of the plea. The charge has a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

During the FBI’s investigation into the allegations Weiner sent explicit messages to an underage girl, they discovered emails relevant to their investigation into former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state. The discovery of these emails prompted former FBI Director James Comey to re-open the Clinton investigation.

After the election, Clinton pointed to Comey’s decision as a factor in her loss. Comey was recently fired by President Donald Trump.

Weiner’s two previous sexting scandals resulted in his resignation from Congress and derailed a mayoral bid in New York City.


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