Anthony Weiner under investigation for alleged sexting with a minor

Amos Herrera
October 5, 2016

The probes came after, the online version of a British newspaper, on Wednesday published an interview with the unnamed girl, who described months of online and text exchanges with Weiner in which she said he asked her to undress and touch herself.

The NYPD confirmed Thursday afternoon that it is investigating the latest claims against Anthony Weiner.

A New York Police Department spokeswoman said: "We are looking into it". An FBI task force in NY created to combat the sexual exploitation of children also is investigating, according to a law enforcement official who wasn't authorized to discuss an ongoing case and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Any investigation into Weiner could involve child sex abuse, child endangerment or child abuse image statutes, depending on the nature and content of the exchanges.

"As as member of the state Assembly", Hart said, "I will introduce the "Anthony Weiner bill" to close loopholes where adults can get away with creepy behavior that includes sending sexually charged messages to innocent minors".

Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner is under federal and local investigation for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with an underage girl, CNN, ABC and CBS reported.

Weiner is no stranger to so-called "sexting" scandals. The couple's four-year-old son was lying next to him.

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Weiner and the girl would mostly Skype and talk over text.

Weiner claims he may have been the subject of a hoax, offering as proof a letter the teen supposedly wrote to her teacher at his request.

'It does bother me because, like I said, I was 22 when I started talking to him and that's young - but not to the point of 15 [years old],' she added.

The outlet reported that the girl said she reached out to Weiner in January on Twitter.

Prosecutors have issued a subpoena for Weiner's cellphone and other records, sources told the tabloid. He maintained that some of the details may be a hoax.

Perhaps the critical element in this scenario is the riveting presence of Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin. But Weiner says he has "repeatedly demonstrated awful judgment" about the people with whom he communicates online. "I am filled with regret and heartbroken for those I have hurt".

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