Basil O'Kimosh, a former cop in Green Bay, Wisconsin, faces federal charges for exchanging sexually explicit Snapchat messages with a teenage girl he met on Facebook.
If convicted, the 39-year-old man faces 25 years to life in prison.
The 52-year-old Weiner — father of a 4-year-old boy — claims he was the victim of a hoax.
Huma Abedin smiles day after new Anthony Weiner scandal revealed But the Daily Mail reported the sexually charged exchanges between Weiner and the teen began in January and went on for months.
Dean Hart, a Long Island Democrat running for the state Assembly, called Friday for laws specifically dealing with salacious conversations between adults and minors via smartphone or the internet.
When investigators impersonated the girl on November 1, O'Kibosh asked "her" to send an explicit photo. Sickel ordered O'Kimosh be held in a federal corrections facility pending trial, based on his "potential risk of flight due to the significant sentence that may be imposed if convicted" and on the fact that the alleged offenses happened while he was on duty as a Menominee Tribal Police officer.Weiner — who had previously used the pseudonym “Carlos Danger” during his raunchy ramblings — identified himself as “T Dog” with the Tar Heel teen.Hart is running against incumbent Republican Assemblyman Michael Montesano.No adult, especially not one sworn to uphold the law, should be sexting with a teenager, let alone propositioning one.But considering the kinds of things that cops in this country frequently get away with—murder, sexual assault, physical abuse, actual sex with minors—the severe concern in this case rings either a bit paranoid or a bit hollow.