Former US congressman Anthony Weiner

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Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner will plead responsible to sending obscene materials to a minor, US media report.

The cost stems from sexually charged textual content messages he allegedly exchanged with a 15-year-old woman final yr.

He stepped down from his congressional seat in 2011 over a sequence of intercourse scandals and was once more uncovered throughout his 2013 bid for New York Metropolis mayor.

He could must register as a intercourse offender and will face jail time.

Mr Weiner is predicted to enter his plea at a Manhattan court docket on Friday morning, in line with native media.

He once more made headlines throughout final yr’s US presidential election.

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Anthony Weiner (L) and Huma Abedin break up final yr

Throughout an investigation into the sexting allegation, FBI officers discovered emails on Mr Weiner’s laptop computer from his ex-wife, Huma Abedin, who was a high aide to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

An FBI investigation into Mrs Clinton’s personal use of e mail whereas she was secretary of state was closed after officers stated nothing incriminating was discovered.

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The FBI started investigating Mr Weiner final September after the Daily Mail reported that he exchanged lewd messages with a teen from North Carolina for a number of months.

The newspaper, which didn’t establish the woman, advised that Mr Weiner knew she was below age on the time.

The woman additionally accused him of asking her to undress on digicam.

A month earlier, Ms Abedin announced she was separating from her husband after a report emerged that he allegedly despatched a photograph of himself in his underpants along with his toddler son close by.

The New York Post reported that Mr Weiner despatched sexual messages together with the alleged picture to an unidentified lady in 2015.

As soon as a rising Democratic star, Mr Weiner stepped down from Congress in June 2011 after a graphic picture despatched from his Twitter account went public.

Initially claiming his account was hacked, he ultimately confessed to having lied.

He additionally admitted indulging in express on-line exchanges with not less than six different girls and pledged to hunt remedy.

Mr Weiner tried to revive his political profession in 2013 by operating for mayor of New York.

However his marketing campaign imploded amid experiences of additional graphic on-line messages.