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May 19, 2017

Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty to Federal Obscenity Charge

He could face jail time.

But he won't.

Anthony D. Weiner, the former Democratic congressman whose sexting scandals ended his political career and embroiled him in a tumultuous F.B.I. investigation of Hillary Clinton before the election, pleaded guilty to a felony on Friday, crying openly as he admitted to conduct that he knew was "as morally wrong as it was unlawful."

The plea agreement ended a federal investigation into a series of sexually explicit pictures and messages that Mr. Weiner sent last year to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.

It capped the long, tortured downfall of Mr. Weiner, who ruined a once-promising career in Congress and then spoiled various attempts at resurrecting his reputation, all through his uncontrolled habit of using social media and texts to send explicit images to women.

"I engaged in obscene communications with this teenager," Mr. Weiner said, his voice high and shaky, and his body trembling. Those communications "included sharing explicit images and encouraging her to engage in sexually explicit conduct," just as he had done with adult women, he said.

Mr. Weiner, 52, will have to register as a sex offender where he works and lives, and he may face a prison term. He pleaded guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

Huma Abedin just (and I do mean "just") filed for divorce.

Huma Abedin filed for divorce Friday from disgraced perv hubby Anthony Weiner -- the same day he pleaded guilty to sexting with a minor.

Abedin brought an "Anonymous vs. Anonymous" action in Manhattan Supreme Court, asking for the court to seal the case.

The filing is uncontested, meaning she is not expecting a fight over custody of the couples only child, 5-year-old son Jordan, or their assets.

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