Most Hated Democrat In America Anthony Wriner Gets Even More Bad News

Most Hated Democrat In America Anthony Wriner Gets Even More Bad News

The sexting saga of former Rep. Anthony Weiner may be headed for a grim turn. A Jan. 31 report revealed federal prosecutors are considering bringing child pornography charges against Weiner.

The charges relate to an online relationship Weiner, 51, had with a then-15-year-old girl.

Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner

“I have repeatedly demonstrated terrible judgment about the people I have communicated with online and the things I have sent,” Weiner wrote in a statement to the Daily Mail, notes New York magazine. “I am filled with regret and heartbroken for those I have hurt.”

In text communication with the girl, Weiner said, “I would bust that tight p**** so hard and so often that you would leak and limp for a week.”

Weiner has been embroiled in scandal since 2011, when extra-marital affairs were revealed through the release of photos the former Democratic politician from New York sent to women, reports The Hill.

In August 2016, Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, a chief aide to former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, separated from the one-time New York City mayoral candidate.

“After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband,” Abedin said in a statement at the time. “Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy.”

According to Jezebel, “Child pornography is legally defined as ‘any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor,’ and pictures may meet the broad requirements if they are ‘sufficiently sexually suggestive.'”

Charges currently being weighed against Weiner reportedly include receipt of child pornography (which carries a five-year minimum prison sentence), production of child pornography (a 15-year minimum sentence), and possession of child pornography (which has no minimum sentence), notes New York magazine. Furthermore, prosecutors generally consider “whether a person specifically sought out a minor, whether the incident fits a pattern of similar behavior with minors and whether the person knew the individual was a minor.”

Sources: The Hill (2), New York (2), Jezebel / Photo credit: Center For American Progress/Flickr

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