Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty, must register as a sex offender
NEW YORK — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty to transmitting sexual material to a minor and could get years in prison.
Weiner was crying in court as he apologized to the 15-year-old girl with whom he exchanged sexually explicit texts.
The Democratic former congressman apologized to the 15-year-old, saying, “I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse.”
Weiner agreed Friday not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison.
The judge told him he would have to register as a sex offender.
The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after a 15-year-old North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and the disgraced former politician had exchanged lewd messages for several months. She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera.