Anthony Weiner would be well advised to retain a skilled criminal defense attorney.
Either that, or a tailor who can outfit him for the latest trend in prison stripes.
If the new reports of his sexting with a 15-year-old girl are true, the disgraced former congressman could find himself behind bars if convicted under both state and federal laws that criminalize such sick behavior.
Messages and photographs published byThe Daily Mail appear to show Weiner carrying on a months-long online sexual relationship with the girl.The lewd sexting reportedly included sexual role-playing and rape fantasies.
The messages allegedly indicate Weiner knew he was chatting with an underage girl.
Weiner is a known liar and sexting addict. But is he also a child predator? If you can stomach a reading of the news accounts, together with the lurid messages he seems to have sent, you will reach an inexorable conclusion. So, too, may a jury.
What crimes might Weiner have committed? Quite a few, actually. Both state and federal.