Moreover, you can ask questions online anonymously on any topic and receive answers from the experienced community. I got into a tiny playful argument with another guy in here and I got sent to prison for a week.
Text with the ones you like and block the ones you don't. I like this app a lot but there is a major flaw in this system.
"They would have had conversations setting up a meeting.
Weiner, if he took the bait, would have gone into a meeting [with her] and that would have triggered more liability because he would have been closer to an actual sexual act." Another New York criminal defense attorney, Paul Petrus, agrees.
"If you have a sexual discussion with a minor, and you're an adult, you're subjecting yourself to criminal charges," Gerson says.
"If he sent messages or emails in any electronic form, if you participate in that conversation with a minor and you're an adult, you're going to be subject to arrest."But even if Hochheiser and Petrus are correct in that Weiner wouldn't face immediate prosecution based on lewd texts alone with a minor, Hochheiser does point out the inherent disconnect between sex-crime laws and technology's breakneck advancement.
More scandal followed two years later when, as the Democrat was running for New York City mayor, he was he was found to have sent more explicit photos to a 22-year-old woman.
(This was all painfully captured in the recent documentary, Weiner.) Then, last August, the New York Post reported that Weiner was at it again, having sexted with yet another woman – including sending a photo that included the image of his toddler son.
That same month, Huma Abedin, Weiner's wife of six years and a close advisor to Hillary Clinton, announced that the couple was separating.
So if you make any recordings, video or otherwise, or had Weiner recorded his Skype back-and-forth with this 15-year-old, he might have [committed] a felony for [possessing] a sexual performance by a child."[But] if there are no recordings, and assuming they are both in New York State and misconduct is proven beyond a reasonable doubt, Anthony Weiner [could be liable] under the endangering the welfare of a child statute, which is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year of jail."(And if the girl lives out of state, as the Guardian has suggested, it could potentially turn Weiner's texts into a federal issue.
"If she's not in New York State, the federal statutes are too numerous for my brain," Hochheiser says.