Weiner says child welfare agency is investigating him

Posted at 9:53 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 21:53:09-04

NEW YORK (AP) — A child welfare agency has begun an investigation into Democratic former New York congressman Anthony Weiner following another sexting scandal involving him.

Weiner confirmed to The New York Times on Thursday he has received a letter from the New York City Administration for Children’s Services about the investigation.

The New York Post on Sunday published photos it said Weiner had sent last year to a woman he had never met. It said one of the photos showed Weiner in his underpants lying on a bed with his 4-year-old son.

Weiner is now separated from his wife, Huma Abedin (HOO’-muh AB’-uh-deen), a top aide to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Weiner also is a former New York mayoral candidate. He quit Congress in 2011 following revelations he was sending women sexually explicit messages.