Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case, faces prison time

Former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner leaves a federal court in New York on May 19 after pleading guilty to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

By The Associated Press, May 19, 2017 

Tearful Weiner aplogizes; weekslong communication became criminal matter as it involved 15-year-old

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and led to an investigation that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges over his online communications with a 15-year-old girl.

Weiner pleaded guilty to a charge of transmitting sexual material to a minor and could get years in prison. He agreed not to appeal any sentence of between 21 and 27 months in prison.

In court, Weiner cried as he apologized to the teenager with whom he exchanged sexually explicit texts.

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