Former NY Congressman Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty in Sexting Scandal

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    A former Congressman has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in a sexting case.

    FOX’s Tonya J. Powers has the story:

    Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner stood in a lower Manhattan courtroom, crying while he apologized to the 15-year-old girl with whom he had exchanged sexually explicit texts, then faced reporters outside:

    (Weiner) “We issued a statement, there’s nothing else.”

    He pleaded guilty to a charge of transmitting sexual material to a minor. Weiner resigned his house seat in 2011 after accidentally tweeting an explicit photo of himself that he had intended to send to a supporter.

    As part of the plea deal, he will have to register as a sex offender and has agreed to not appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison.

    Weiner faces sentencing in September.

    In New York City, Tonya J. Powers, FOX News.

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