Anthony Weiner is set to appear in court today where he plans to plead guilty to a single charge of sharing obscene material with a female minor.
The charges were filed back in September after DailyMail.com reported that Weiner had been carrying on a sexting relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
Weiner, already disgraced in scandal after scandal, was 51 at the time of this particular incident, and married to Huma Abedin, who was on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton at the time. Weiner was the primary parent responsible for the couple’s 5-year-old son.
Prosecutors plan to pursue him to the full extent of the law, recommending a 2-year minimum sentence, and then Weiner would be required to register as a sex offender.
The Daily Mail reports:
The New York Times was the first to report the story, after speaking with two individuals who were briefed on the matter.
The disclosure of Weiner’s exchanges with the minor female led to an FBI probe back in September, and in late October it was revealed that the same probe had also uncovered possible evidence of Abedin forwarding classified emails to her husband’s personal laptop computer.
That discovery was later revealed in a very public manner by former FBI Director James Comey a little over a week before the election.
Clinton would later state that she believed the timing of the incident played a role in her loss to Donald Trump.
The victim – whose name was withheld because of her age – told DailyMail.com that the sexting began while she was a sophomore in high school.
In texts obtained by DailyMail.com, Weiner complained to the girl that he rarely had sex with Abedin while also lamenting the fact that he was tasked with caring for the couple’s son.
He also referred to himself as ‘T Dog.’
Weiner was aware that the girl was underage, according to DailyMail.com interviews with the victim and her father, as well as a cache of online messages.
Weiner, 52, sent bare-chested photos of himself to the underage girl, repeatedly called her ‘baby’ and complimented her body, and told her that he woke up ‘hard’ after thinking about her, according to copies of the conversations.
In one particularly lewd message, he told the teen: ‘I would bust that tight p***y so hard and so often that you would leak and limp for a week.’
When confronted with the claims, Weiner did not deny exchanging ‘flirtatious’ messages with the teen.
He declined however to comment on the specifics of the allegations on the record, but provided copies of two emails the girl sent him that he contends raised questions about her claims.
Weiner also gave a statement to DailyMail.com, saying at one point: ‘I have repeatedly demonstrated terrible judgement about the people I have communicated with online and the things I have sent. I am filled with regret and heartbroken for those I have hurt.’