Former US Congressman Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and led to an investigation that upended the US presidential race, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in connection with his online communications with a 15-year-old girl.
Weiner pleaded guilty to a charge of transmitting sexual material to a minor and could get years in prison. He agreed not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison. …
Weiner, who represented New York in Congress from 1999 to 2011, resigned after revelations that he was sending sexually explicit messages to multiple women.
He ran for New York City mayor in 2013 and was leading several polls until it was revealed he had continued his questionable behaviour. His failed mayoral bid was the subject of the documentary Weiner.
For any married man to sext random people he meets online is a bad idea. Doing it as a Congressman was an even worst idea, as inevitable it would get put eventually. But what shows that this was a compulsion is he carried on after resigning and then running for office again, and then after the next expose, he carried on and on.
Sadly for him it ends with the departure of his wife and a possible prison term.