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Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner to plead guilty in sexting case

20 May 2017

The emails that prompted the FBI to reopen its review of Clinton's private server days before the 2016 presidential election emerged from a federal investigation into whether Weiner sent explicit messages to an underage girl in North Carolina.

Several media outlets reported that Weiner checked into a rehabilitation center to undergo sex addiction treatment following the incident.

Weiner pleads guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor and will register as a sex offender.

Weiner is estranged from Huma Abedin, a top aide to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Former Congressman Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty to criminal charges on Friday in an investigation of his online communications with a teenage girl in North Carolina, CBS News has confirmed.

We thank the FBI and the NYPD for their work in this investigation.

The New York Times first reported Weiner's surrender and expected plea. The charges were not immediately known. She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera, explained USA Today. Weiner initially claimed that his account had been hacked but eventually admitted that he had lied and that he had sent the image and had inappropriate online exchanges with at least six other women.

A message left with a representative for Abedin seeking comment Friday morning was not returned.

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In a release, acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon Kim called Weiner's conduct "reprehensible", saying he sent sexually explicit images and directions to engage in sexual conduct to a girl he knew was 15.

Attorney Arlo Devlin-Brown said his client had "made a commitment to make amends".

As a result of their investigation into Weiner's sexting, the bureau opened a new investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server in October of past year. Comey announced shortly before the election that the new emails contained nothing to change his view that Clinton could not be charged with a crime.

Earlier this month, Clinton blamed Comey's investigation into her emails, along with the posting of campaign manager Podesta's emails on Wikileaks by Russian hackers, for her loss. His failed mayoral bid was the subject of the documentary Weiner.

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Former congressman Anthony Weiner has left a New York City courtroom after pleading guilty to exchanging sexually explicit texts with a 15-year-old girl. Weiner attempted to run for mayor of New York City in 2013; however, the effort was derailed after more explicit messages surfaced.

Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner to plead guilty in sexting case