Disgraced sex offender Anthony Weiner REJOINS Confide app he used in underage sexting scandal
CONVICTED sex offender Anthony Weiner rejoined the social media app he used during his underage sexting scandal, it was revealed Wednesday.
The disgraced former Congressman appeared to return to the scene of the crime as he was caught using the cryptic messaging service Confide, Page Six reports.
It was one of the apps he used when he was caught sexting with a 15-year-old North Carolina high school student in 2016.
When asked by the publication if he had reestablished his presence on Confide, Weiner confirmed it – but insisted it was only because the app had asked him to view some unread messages.
“Yeah I got this,” he wrote in an email to Page Six, and described being prompted by Confide to view his unread messages.
Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison after he pleaded guilty in 2017 to transferring explicit messages to an underage girl.
U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim wrote in a statement at his sentencing: "Anthony Weiner, a former Congressman and candidate for Mayor, asked a girl who he knew to be 15 years old to display her naked body and engage in sexually explicit behavior for him online.
"Justice demands that this type of conduct be prosecuted and punished with time in prison. Today, Anthony Weiner received a just sentence that was appropriate for his crime."
Upon his release from prison, Weiner was ordered to register as a sex offender.
Fellow Confide users were taken aback to see the former firebrand Democrat appear in their user contact lists.
“New friend. Anthony Weiner joined Confide. Send Anthony a message now,” one message read, according to the New York Post.
The once rising star was a protege of Sen. Chuck Schumer who represented New York's 9th congressional district from 1999 to 2011 and made a failed bid for New York City mayor.
He would go on to resign after several photos of a scantily-clad Weiner were published by TMZ.
The first scandal, dubbed Weinergate, erupted when he used Twitter to send an explicit picture to a woman aged 21 in Seattle, Washington.
Weiner tried to argue that he didn't post the image but did concede to sending a link to the photo and other explicit pictures to women both before and after he married Huma Abedin, a close aide and pal to former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
He also texted with a 17-year-old girl from Delaware, which was investigated by cops.
When confronted about communicating with the girl, Weiner denied sending any inappropriate messages.
Most notably, Weiner’s shirtless selfies were sent to another woman over the internet.
He admitted to sending more images, one of which was sexually graphic.
Weiner acknowledged at the time that he had used social media to engage in “several inappropriate conversations" and counted six women with whom he sent explicit messages over a period of three years, according to the Post.
But Weiner denied ever engaging in any physical relationships with any of the girls, but there was enough political pressure for him to resign his congressional post.
After the texts were reported back in 2016 by the Daily Mail, Weiner’s laptop was seized by the feds.
"He had some rape fantasies. It would just be him showing up at my house when my dad was out of town,” she told the publication at the time.
“And just start undressing me, being forceful, asking me if I want to be dominated, strange questions.”
In a statement, Weiner explained that. he made more mistakes
“I have repeatedly demonstrated terrible judgment about the people I have communicated with online and the things I have sent," he said.
"I am filled with regret and heartbroken for those I have hurt.”
Weiner’s continued sexual perversions led to his laptop being seized by FBI agents, and emails exchanged with his ex-wife Huma Abedin and then-candidate Clinton were discovered.
The forensic analysis on Weiner’s laptop led then FBI director James Comey to appear before cameras only days before the presidential election.
In the press conference, Comey announced the bureau was reopening an investigation Clinton’s private email server, which she had been accused of keeping secret and abusing while serving as Secretary of State.
The investigation and a letter Comey submitted to Congress about the investigation has been a source of blame by Clinton that helped lead to her losing to the 45th president Donald Trump.
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