Key events in former US Rep. Anthony Weiner's rise and fall

Posted May 20, 2017

Weiner declined to speak to reporters as he left the courthouse. The charge comes with a potential of up to 10 years in prison.

As anticipated earlier today, former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner - whose Carlos Danger moniker has been synonymous with lewd online behavior since 2011 - has pleaded guilty on a charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. Hillary Clinton's trusted aide filed an anonymous versus anonymous action in the Manhattan Supreme Court, according to the outlet, and is asking for the case to be sealed. "I have a sickness but I do not have an excuse", he said to federal Judge Loretta Preska.

NBC News reports that Weiner sent pornographic videos to the girl and asked her to reciprocate with nudes and masturbation videos. "I knew this was as morally wrong as it was unlawful".

The oft-disgraced Congressman appeared before the judge Friday in NYC and was charged with transferring obscene material to a minor.

Weiner will be sentenced on September 8, and he was released on bail pending that date.

This is not the first time Weiner is embarrassing those around him.

September 21: The DailyMail.com publishes an interview with a 15-year-old girl who claims she had sexually explicit online text and video exchanges with Weiner.

The investigation led FBI agents to seize his laptop computer, which led to the discovery of a new cache of emails that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had sent to Huma Abedin, Weiner's wife who is of Indian-Pakistani descent. He then apologized to the girl.

July 22: With Weiner leading in the polls, a gossip website posts sexually explicit messages it says were exchanged between Weiner and a woman later identified as in native Sydney Leathers.

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

His lawyer, Arlo Devlin Brown, didn't immediately return a message for comment on Friday.

As a result, James Comey, then the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced in late October that the agency was reviewing the messages to determine whether to reopen its investigation into Clinton's handling of official correspondence. Although Comey described himself as "mildly nauseous" at the idea, many have said his announcement was at least partially to blame for Clinton losing the presidency to Donald Trump.

Weiner continued: "While I have provided the Daily Mail with information showing that I have likely been the subject of a hoax, I have no one to blame but me for putting myself in this position".