Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in 'sexting' case involving minor

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The plea deal appeared to seal the demise of a once-promising political career derailed by a series of scandals, stemming from what Weiner described in court as a compulsive need to seek sexual attention from women on social media.

"I had hit bottom", Weiner said. From the initial crime to the state of his marriage, everyone wants to know what will happen to the former congressman. They plea because they think it's better for them that they'll get less time in jail.

DAHLGREN: In 2011, Weiner resigned from Congress in disgrace over his first sexting scandal. Anthony Weiner, in tears, saying I have a sickness but I have no excuse.

The former congressman is expected to enter the plea Friday. Abedin, who was not present at Friday's hearing, has filed for divorce from Weiner, a source familiar with the matter told CNN Friday.

Jun. 13, 2014: Reports emerge that Weiner favorited a tweet that called Tinder the "ultimate sext machine".

Weiner agreed to serve 21 to 27 months in prison but he will be released on $150,000 bond. Anthony would most likely end up as a registered sex offender.

During an investigation into the sexting allegation, FBI officials found emails on Mr Weiner's laptop from his ex-wife, Huma Abedin, who was a top aide to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. But Clinton partly blamed her loss to Republican Donald Trump on Comey's announcement.

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The two, according to Daily Mail, carried on a months-long relationship involving him asking her to dress up in school uniforms and engage in "rape fantasies".

A post shared by TattleTailzz (@tattle.tailzz) on May 19, 2017 at 7:17am PDTIs Anthony Weiner Still Married? His wife was considered Hillary Clinton's right hand adviser and was even regarded as her secret weapon during the election. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Abedin is set to write and release a tell-all memoir for a cool $2.0 million!

But this scandal involved sexting with a minor - and led to criminal charges.

Weiner said he began getting mental health treatment in the fall, when he said he "came to grips for the first time with the depths of my sickness".

He surrendered to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in NY early Friday and appeared in court late-morning, telling U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska how he had communicated with the teenager, "as I had done and continued to do with adult women", according to his plea statement, which was released by his attorney.

The charge stems from the sexually charged text messages and Skype conversations Weiner, now 52, exchanged with a 15-year-old girl from January to March 2016. A judge will determine the final sentence, which could bring up to 10 years.

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