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Anthony Weiner Allegedly Had Online Relationship with a Minor

(AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)

Via DailyMail.com:

Anthony Weiner carried on a months-long online sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl during which she 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’, DailyMail.com can exclusively report.

The girl, whose name is being withheld by DailyMail.com because she is a minor, said the online relationship began last January while she was a high school sophomore and before Weiner’s wife, Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin, announced she was ended 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.

While never having been a fan of Anthony Weiner, I have long thought that his texting problem and online affairs were more than just a bad habit. Many celebrity men who get caught screwing around are quick to play the “sex addict” card to save some face with the public. Most of them are just scumbags who screw around.

Weiner, however, seems to be truly dealing with something dark and pathological here. That isn’t to excuse him in any way, but this isn’t just a peccadillo that will go away with some remorse and effort. This guy is truly sick and needs help. If this story is true, he’ll likely be getting that help from a prison psychologist.

For the sake of all young girls out there, one would hope that the story isn’t true. Sadly, Weiner’s past and apparent lack of remorse make this all too easy to believe.