Website that broke Anthony Weiner sexting story led to federal investigation

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, Democratic mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner makes his concession speech at Connolly's Pub in midtown in New York. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)

Prosecutors Friday announced former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner will appear in federal court to be charged in a sexting investigation that began when exclusively broke the story in January 2016.

The New York Times reports he will plead guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor.

According to the, it was allegedly revealed Weiner had been in a sexting relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

Read more about the details of their investigation here.

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