WSJ REPORT: Anthony Weiner Facing Child Pornography Charges!

It’s been a bad few years for Anthony Weiner. Actually, it’s been more than a few, but things keep getting worse. After his dalliance with a 15-year-old girl last year, he was outed by the Daily Mail. That led to a criminal investigation which is still ongoing. As a result, he may soon be facing child pornography charges, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Federal prosecutors are weighing bringing child-pornography charges against former congressman Anthony Weiner over sexually explicit exchanges he allegedly had with a 15-year-old girl, according to people familiar with the matter…

Officials initiated the investigation last fall, after the Daily Mail in the U.K. reported that Mr. Weiner had exchanged sexually explicit messages and photos with the girl.

In recent weeks, according to some of the people familiar with the matter, attorneys for Mr. Weiner have had discussions with federal prosecutors in Manhattan in hopes of dissuading them from bringing charges, or at least from bringing the most serious one: production of child pornography, which carries a 15-year mandatory minimum prison sentence upon conviction.

These types of discussions can indicate both sides are trying to reach an agreement in which the defendant pleads guilty in exchange for a less-severe charge.

Mr. Weiner could face the production charge, some of the people familiar with the case say, because he allegedly solicited explicit images from the teenager. Prosecutors also are weighing other charges, including receipt of child pornography, for which conviction carries a five-year mandatory minimum, and possession of child pornography, which has no mandatory minimum.

Even if Weiner pleads to the lesser charge, he’s facing a 5 year minimum sentence. That’s a pretty stiff punishment, but it’s better than 15 years. I don’t think too many people will be feeling sympathy for the guy, given then fact that he was, again, trying to have sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl. That’s not the sort of thing that engenders a ton of support.

Good luck, Weiner! It’s not looking good for you, man.

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  • Mykeru

    Weiner’s weiner up to its old tricks.

  • Maintenance Renegade

    Good, a big public court case for Weiner just might dredge up enough material to bring down Huma, and bringing down Huma could bring down Hillary, and finally bringing down Hillary could provide an attack vector through which to destroy Soros. A man can dream anyway.

    Thanks again Anthony for helping bring down the biggest crooks in the history of American politics.

    • A_V

      Pizzagate

  • DV

    Ralph, you forgot to add any conviction on child pornography charges and he’ll probably have to register as a sex offender. Even if he see’s no time from the charges he’ll most likely have to register.

    http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor/faq.htm

  • chimpy

    I feel sorry for the guy. He’s clearly got some kind of disorder that he cannot control.

  • Luke Wann

    Pedo-rings being rounded up. Guess we are going to need to clog up the news cycle with some entertaining distractions so no one notices. All this antifa misdirection is just to divert attention from the draining of the swamp. Eyes wide open.