Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Jewish politician Anthony Weiner could face child pornography charges — and a minimum 15 years in prison
Weiner allegedly sent a 15-year-old girl shirtless photos of himself, descriptions of sexual acts he wanted to perform with her, and more. Now sources say that federal prosecutors are mulling whether or not to bring child pornography charges against Weiner, with his lawyers — obviously — trying to convince them not to. The most serious charge Weiner could face is production of child pornography for allegedly convincing the girl to send him sexually explicit photos. That charge comes with a 15-year mandatory minimum prison sentence. He could also be charged with receipt of child pornography (a five-year mandatory minimum prison sentence) or possession of child pornography. Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 after a sexting scandal. Two years later, he was embroiled in another sexting scandal while running for mayor of New York City.