(KRON) — Former Congressman Anthony Weiner is accused of having a months-long online sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl, according to DailyMail.com.
The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, said the online relationship began last January while she was a high school sophomore.
The young girl claims he asked her to dress up in ‘school-girl’ outfits for him on a video messaging application and pressed her to engage in ‘rape fantasies’.
The relationship is said to have started before Weiner’s wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, announced that she was ending their marriage.
Weiner was aware that the girl was underage, according to DailyMail.com interviews with the girl and her father, as well as a cache of online messages.
In the online messages, Weiner, 51, sent bare-chested photos of himself to the underage girl, repeatedly called her ‘baby’ and complimented her body, and told her that he woke up ‘hard’ after thinking about her, according to copies of the conversations.
When confronted with the claims, Weiner did not deny exchanging ‘flirtatious’ messages with the teen. He declined to comment on the specifics of the allegations on the record, but provided copies of two emails the girl sent him that he contends raised questions about her claims. DailyMail.com publishes them below.
He gave a statement to DailyMail.com in which he says, in part:
‘I have repeatedly demonstrated terrible judgement 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.’