Posted May 19, 2017 8:31 AM CDT
(Newser) – Anthony Weiner is headed to federal court Friday morning, and it's possible the trip could result in him becoming a registered sex offender. The New York Times reports that Weiner is expected to plead guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. The plea stems from an investigation of his 2016 text exchanges with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.
The Washington Post also expects a guilty plea. A judge will ultimately determine Weiner's punishment: He could get no jail time at all or up to 10 years, and while the Times says it's likely he'll have to register as a sex offender, that hasn't been decided yet.