Daily Mail: Weiner traded lewd messages with underage girl
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Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) exchanged sexually suggestive messages with a 15-year-old girl over the course of several months, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.

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Weiner said he had "likely been the subject of a hoax" when confronted by the Daily Mail. But he voiced remorse over repeatedly engaging in sexual discussions online.

“I have no one to blame but me for putting myself in this position. I am sorry."

Weiner, 51, sent multiple bare-chested photos of himself to the girl, commented on the girl’s body and discussed sexual acts with her, according to saved messages provided to the Daily Mail by the girl and her father.

The former lawmaker also reportedly corresponded with the girl across multiple messaging platforms including Facebook, Skype and Twitter.

Weiner’s relationship with the girl began in January while she was a high school sophomore, the report said.

The girl told the Daily Mail she began feeling guilty about talking with Weiner in April, ultimately confessing to her father and a teacher. But Weiner and she kept in touch until July.

The girl and her father said they decided to share her story publicly in case Weiner was messaging other underage girls.

Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, announced she was separating from him late last month after a different sexting controversy ensnared the former congressman.

“After a long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband,” Abedin said in an Aug. 29 statement.

Reports emerged in August that Weiner had sent a woman a photo of his crotch with his toddler son in the background.

The Administration for Children and Families in New York City has since begun probing Weiner’s care of the child.

Weiner also provided copies of two emails to the Daily Mail he claimed cast doubt on her allegations. The emails, sent to the girl's father and teacher, seem to indicate the two were merely friends.

The girl told the Daily Mail her family was not pressing charges, as she considered her exchanges with Weiner consensual.

Weiner’s political career ended after the first of several sexting scandals emerged in 2011.

The recurring scandals have complicated Abedin’s role as a top aide to Hilary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee.