Anthony Weiner to Plead Guilty to 'Sexting' Minor

Posted: May 19, 2017 9:15 AM
Anthony Weiner to Plead Guilty to 'Sexting' Minor

Update (12:00 PM ET): Weiner has pleaded guilty.

***Original Post***

In a Manhattan courtroom Friday, former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) will plead guilty to texting sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, The New York Times is reporting.

Mr. Weiner will plead guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor, pursuant to a plea agreement with the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan, one of the people said. Mr. Weiner surrendered to the F.B.I. early Friday morning.

Weiner's "sexting" scandal effectively ended his political career. Once he pleads guilty, he is expected to be a registered sex offender, the NYT notes. Yet, because the sentence could be anywhere from zero to 10 years in prison, he may avoid jail time.