Fmr. US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in child sexting case

FILE: Former Congressman Anthony Weiner is pictured at the NYC Gay Pride 2009 (

NEW YORK (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner appeared in federal court to face criminal charges in an investigation of his online communications with a teenage girl in North Carolina.

He has pled guilty and could get years in prison.

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.

The investigation of his laptop led to the discovery of a cache of emails from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to her aide Huma Abedin, Weiner’s wife.

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