This Anthony Weiner-Inspired Bill Would Prevent More Situations Like His
On Friday, a politician for the New York State Assembly proposed a new piece of legislation pegged to Anthony Weiner allegedly sexting with a minor, according to the New York Daily News. “New York, the home of disgraced Anthony Weiner, should be the first state to clearly make it illegal for an adult to electronically send sexually explicit language to minors,” said Dean Hart, a Democrat from Long Island. “I will introduce the ‘Anthony Weiner Bill’ to close loopholes where adults can get away with creepy behavior."
Earlier this week, the Daily Mail reported that the former Congressman was once again caught sexting, but this time with a 15-year-old girl. Weiner told the publication that the allegations were a "hoax" but also apologized.
"I have repeatedly demonstrated terrible judgment about the people I have communicated with online and the things I have sent. I am filled with regret and heartbroken for those I have hurt," Weiner said in his statement. "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. I am sorry.”
On Thursday, news broke that the FBI and the New York Police Department opened investigations into Weiner because of the alleged sexts with a minor. Federal authorities issued a subpoena for Weiner's cellphone and other records. “The police department is reviewing what, if any, crime may have been committed in New York,” a senior NYPD official told MarketWatch.
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