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Dem Senate Candidate Admits to Sexts, Won't Drop Out

Cal Cunningham, challenging NC GOP Sen. Thom Tillis, was sexting woman who was not his wife

(Newser) - North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis announced Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Now, bad news for his Democratic challenger, though for something completely unrelated to the virus. Cal Cunningham is apologizing after his campaign confirmed Friday that the married father of two teens had been sexting with a... More »

Former Miss Kentucky Admits Sexting Teen Boy

Ramsey Bearse pleads guilty in West Virginia

(Newser) - The former Miss Kentucky accused of sending nude photos to a teenager admitted she did so in court Tuesday, WOWK-TV reports. Ramsey Bearse, 29, who was a middle school teacher in West Virginia at the time, said she shouldn't have been talking to a 15-year-old former student on Snapchat,... More »

Woman Boards Flight, Gets Shocking AirDrop Message

'It was just very explicit,' says Kat Pitman

(Newser) - Air travel can already be stressful, but try starting a flight with an unwanted dose of pornographic imagery—which is exactly what happened to Kat Pitman, USA Today reports. The 40-year-old says she had just boarded a Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville to Chicago on Friday when her iPhone buzzed... More »

Anthony Weiner Eyes Shorter Prison Time

The ex-Congress member has been behaving well behind bars

(Newser) - Seems Anthony Weiner has been a good boy—for the first time in a while. The former Congress member is having his 21-month sentence for sexting with an underage girl reduced due to good conduct, the New York Post reports. The Federal Bureau of Prisons says Weiner's time at... More »

Caught Your Teen Sexting? Don't Panic

Researchers say it could be a healthy part of sex education, if handled correctly

(Newser) - If you've finally mastered "OMG" and "IYKWIM," you may be ready for the next step in deciphering text messages—though if you're the parent of a teen, you might not like what you uncover. That's because teens are spending more time sexting, with at... More »

Lawyers: Weiner's Teen Sexting Victim Wanted to Sway Election

Though ex-congressman's attorneys also referenced his own 'operatic self-destruction'

(Newser) - Disgraced ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner is no predator and should be spared prison at his sentencing for sexting with a North Carolina teen who dreamed of affecting the US presidential election, his lawyers told a judge on Wednesday. Per the AP , the submission in Manhattan federal court referenced "... More »

Army Suspends General for Flirting With Soldier's Wife

'How often does your devil vixen come out?' he asked on Facebook

(Newser) - The Army has suspended the head of its forces in Africa after he was caught flirting with the wife of an enlisted soldier in private Facebook messages, USA Today reports. "I knew u were worth worshiping!" Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington writes in one message. "How often does... More »

Weiner Cries in Court as He Pleads Guilty

'I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse'

(Newser) - Anthony Weiner has an unfortunate new title to go with "disgraced congressman." From now on, he'll also be a registered sex offender. Weiner appeared in federal court on Friday and pleaded guilty to a charge of transmitting sexual material to a minor, reports the New York Daily ... More »

Weiner's Alleged Chats With Girl, 15, Under Investigation

'T Dog' could get 15 years under NY law

(Newser) - Anthony Weiner's sexting wrecked his political career, his comeback attempt, his media career, and his marriage —and now even his freedom could be at stake. The AP reports that the former congressman's alleged online relationship with a 15-year-old girl is being investigated by authorities in New York... More »

Latest Weiner Allegations Involve Texting With Teen

Daily Mail has all the unfortunate details

(Newser) - Huma Abedin dumped husband Anthony Weiner last month amid allegations that he couldn't stop his sexting ways. Those allegations have just gotten worse: The Daily Mail reports in painful, intricate detail that Weiner carried on a months-long relationship via text and Skype with a 15-year-old girl beginning in January... More »

Weiner: Yes, Child Services Is on My Case

NYC agency delivered investigation letter to his mom's house

(Newser) - There were whispers that child welfare authorities could be knocking on Anthony Weiner's door after his most recent sexting fiasco , and now that possibility has come to fruition. The former NYC mayoral candidate himself confirmed Thursday to the New York Times that the city's Administration for Children'... More »

Weiner's Woes Could Lead to 'Ugly' Custody Battle

Woody Allen couldn't write a movie script like this, divorce lawyer says

(Newser) - Anthony Weiner has already lost wife Huma Abedin over his latest sexting transgressions, but the fact that Weiner's young son may have been in one of his late-night selfie sessions could have him in trouble with child services. Experts tell the New York Daily News —which says it... More »

Weiner Caught Sexting Again— This Time With Son in Pic?

Apparently so, per the New York Post, and his Twitter account has been deleted

(Newser) - In a case of bad timing that probably won't please Hillary Clinton, new sexting allegations have arisen involving Anthony Weiner, the husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, per USA Today . The New York Post , which originally reported the story, published a screenshot of a sexting session with a... More »

Woman Sends Naked Selfie of Mayor to City's Aldermen

'It's hurtful'

(Newser) - A Mississippi city's aldermen now know a little bit more about their mayor than they probably wanted to. The Clarion-Ledger reports a woman who had been in a romantic relationship with Hernando mayor Chip Johnson sent a naked photo of him—a selfie that he had sent to her—... More »

Cop in Sexting Case Kills Self to Avoid Arrest

He was accused of inappropriate contact with children

(Newser) - If you thought there was something fishy about police who were investigating a sexting case trying to obtain photos of a teen's erect penis , you may have been onto something. The lead investigator in that case, David Edward Abbott, killed himself Tuesday morning when officers showed up at his... More »

High School QB Charged Over Naked Pics ... of Himself

Cormega Copening, 17, could have become a sex offender

(Newser) - An American teenager had nude photos of himself and his girlfriend on his smartphone—which is legal, right? Not in North Carolina, where authorities slapped Cormega Copening, 17, with felony charges and did the same for his 16-year-old girlfriend, Brianna Denson, who had nude photos of herself on her phone,... More »

Guy Applies for Job, Sends Naked Pics to HR: Cops

He did not get the job

(Newser) - An Illinois job applicant either has terrible follow-up skills or terrible texting skills, but either way, he's out of a new gig. Elmhurst police say they took in a report on Aug. 14 from the HR manager of a St. Charles company that alleged one of the candidates for... More »

In NC, Big Trouble for Teens Who Take Nude Pics

Case of 16-year-olds charged as adults illustrates problematic law

(Newser) - Thanks to a law one expert calls one of the strictest in the nation, North Carolina teens who take nude photos of themselves can be charged as adult sex offenders. The Fayetteville Observer looks at the law as it applies to one 16-year-old girl, Brianna Denson, who was listed on... More »

Sexting: Everyone's Doing It, and It May Be Good for You

New study shows correlation between sexting and overall sexual satisfaction

(Newser) - Sexting gets a bad rap. A quick survey on the subject turns up political scandals , creepy cops , teen sex rings , and horny FBI agents . But, a new study shows sexting can be a part of a healthy, satisfying sex life and is far more common than you might think. In... More »

'Frank Underwood' Steps Down After Sexting Scandal

Diehl quits Mo. speakership, GOP seat

(Newser) - Missouri House Speaker John Diehl says that he's resigning from the Legislature after acknowledging that he exchanged sexually suggestive text messages with a college student serving as a Capitol intern. The married father of three says he is stepping down both from his House speaker position and from his... More »

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