19 May 2017 9:08 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Former congressman Anthony Weiner admitted in court Friday to sending sexually explicit messages and photos to a 15-year-old girl, People confirms.

Weiner pleaded guilty in federal court to a single count of transferring obscene material to a minor. The disgraced politician surrendered to the FBI in New York Friday morning, and pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Loretta Preska.

Weiner was released on bail and will be sentenced on September 8. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

A court official tells People Weiner fought through tears as he read a statement in court. He acknowledged sending sexually explicit texts »

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