Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty in “Sexting” Scandal With 15 Year Old; Wife Files For Divorce

 

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On Friday, disgraced former U.S. Congressman, Anthony Weiner, pleaded guilty in the teen “sexting” scandal that caused commotion during the 2016 presidential election, amid Hillary Clinton’s email issue.
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Weiner’s career tanked after the details of his secret online life were exposed. The scandal revealed that the politician engaged in a series of inappropriate sexual exchanges with women online, including an exchange of explicit images and messages with a then 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. As the investigation into Weiner’s transgressions commenced, officials found a series of emails from his wife, Huma Abedin, a senior aide to Hillary Clinton, sparking outrage over Clinton’s use of a private email server.
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At Friday’s hearing, Weiner stood before a federal judge and cried as he apologized to the young girl he sent explicit messages to last year.
“I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse,” he said, just after agreeing to forgo an appeal of any prison sentence of 21 to 27 months as part of a plea deal.
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Weiner will also have to register as a sex offender. His lawyer says his client has accepted “full responsibility for the inappropriate, sexually explicit communications he engaged in early last year.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In the meantime, Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, has filed for divorce.

 

 

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