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Friday
May192017

Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty in Sexting Case With Teen, Faces Prison Time 

Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner wept openly in federal court Friday as he pleaded guilty to sexting a 15-year-old girl — and was emotional as he admitted to the judge: "I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse."

Weiner, 52, pleaded guilty in Federal District Court in lower Manhattan to transferring obscene material to a minor. Under a plea agreement, prosecutors asked he serve 21 to 27 months behind bars. He must also register as a sex offender.

He answered the judge's questions before reading a prepared statement to the court, explaining how he was contacted by the girl online in January 2016 and knew she was 15.

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