Weiner to Plead Guilty in Teen Sexting Case

He could end up a registered sex offender
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2017 8:31 AM CDT
Weiner Guilty Plea May Make Him a Registered Sex Offender
A 2013 photo of Anthony Weiner, during his run for mayor in New York City.   (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)

Anthony Weiner is headed to federal court Friday morning, and it's possible the trip could result in him becoming a registered sex offender. The New York Times reports that Weiner is expected to plead guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. The plea stems from an investigation of his 2016 text exchanges with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.

The Washington Post also expects a guilty plea. A judge will ultimately determine Weiner's punishment: He could get no jail time at all or up to 10 years, and while the Times says it's likely he'll have to register as a sex offender, that hasn't been decided yet. (Read more Anthony Weiner stories.)

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