Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty To Charge Over Sexting With A Minor

    Updated at 12:07 p.m. ET Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former congressman from New York, pleaded guilty Friday to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor after he was investigated for sending sexual messages to a 15-year-old girl last year. Weiner will have to register as a sex offender, and could be sentenced to years in prison, The Associated Press reports. As part of his plea deal, he has agreed not to appeal any sentence of 27 months or less, Reuters says. Weiner cried in court, and issued an apology to the teenager, the AP writes. "I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse," he said, according to the wire service. The British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mail first reported on the explicit texts that prompted the criminal case, based on images and descriptions provided by the teenage girl in North Carolina. She said that Weiner, then 51, carried out a monthslong, sexually explicit conversation with her in which he asked her to undress and sent her semi-clothedOriginal Article