Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty in Sexting Case, Could Get Years in Prison

In this July 23, 2013 file photo, Huma Abedin, alongside her then-husband, former New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, speaks during a news conference in New York. Photo: AP/ File
In this July 23, 2013 file photo, Huma Abedin, alongside her then-husband, former New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, speaks during a news conference in New York.

May 19, 2017 10:31 AM

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty to transmitting sexual material to a minor and could get years in prison.

Weiner agreed Friday not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison.

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The Democratic former congressman, who cried in court, apologized to the 15-year-old, saying, "I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse."

The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after a 15-year-old North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and the disgraced former politician had exchanged lewd messages for several months. She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera.  

The investigation of his laptop led to the discovery of a cache of emails from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to her aide Huma Abedin, Weiner's wife.

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