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Anthony Weiner Coaxed 15-Year-Old Girl to Strip Naked on Skype, Feds Say

By Janon Fisher | September 20, 2017 3:38pm
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CIVIC CENTER — Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner coaxed a 15-year-old girl to strip naked and touch herself in front of him live over Skype, according to a memo submitted by federal prosecutors Wednesday.

"With full knowledge that he was communicating with a real 15-year-old girl, [Weiner] asked her to engage in sexually explicit conduct via Skype and Snapchat, where her body was on display, and where she was asked to sexually perform for him," Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Kramer wrote in her pre-sentencing memo.

The teenager reached out to the middle-aged ex-legislator on Jan. 23, 2016, via Twitter and the two began an on-and-off three-month online flirtation, during which she told him that she was a high school student and he told her she was "kinda sorta gorgeous," authorities said in court filings.

Weiner flirted with the high school girl over Twitter, Facebook Messenger and confidential texting and photosharing apps like Snapchat, Kik and Confide, where the messages are deleted after they are viewed.

She told him about getting her learner's permit and told him that her "parents wouldn't approve of somethings."

Although authorities acknowledge the girl initiated contact, she made her age clear and Weiner acknowledged it when he told her, "You are young," the feds charged. He also sent her a text telling her "what he would do to her, if she were 18," Kramer wrote in her filing.

On March 9, 2016, Weiner persuaded the girl to strip and touch herself over Skype, and she complied, according to prosecutors.

The exchanges became less frequent while the girl continued to reach out to the former congressman, but he did not continue the exchange further.

In September 2016, the girl was paid by the Daily Mail for an interview about her exchanges with Weiner.

He pleaded guilty to sending lewd messages to a minor in May.

He was scheduled to be sentenced on Monday.

Federal prosecutors weighed his public service in Congress, his sexting scandal and the numerous public lies he's told about his sexual proclivities, recommending he serve up to two years and three months in prison.