Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and sparked a probe that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to a sex charge. Afterwards tearfully apologizing for communications with a 15-year-old girl that he said destroyed his "life's dream in public service." "I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse," he said.
The 52-year-old former Democratic congressman paused repeatedly as he fought back tears and tried to compose himself. He said he knew the texting was "as morally wrong as it was unlawful."