He then claimed his account was hacked, but the story unravelled when more pictures came to light.
When asked: "Did you use government resources for this kind of activity? Asked if he used "congressional phones, congressional email, congressional time", he said: "No, I didn't".
The families of these girls would have been horrified if photographs of their daughters were circulated and just as horrified to know that they had sent the photographs in the first place.
The reason they do so: an odd loophole created by Congress in the 1930s.
Congress wished to ensure inexpensive telephone access across the country, but was met with a problem.
The infrastructure costs involved – running phone cables, for example – are enormous, and more a function of land area than population.
When dealing with an extremely rural area such as South Dakota, the cost of providing telephone access became an enormous barrier. Whenever someone places a long-distance call, the long-distance service provider needs to buy their way into the local telephone exchanges.
Saudi Arabia is hardly renowned for its perfect treatment of its women so you can be sure that these young women would have been completely terrified of the potential repercussions of being exposed as the sort of girl that would flash their underwear or less for the camera phone!
Most families would not tolerate this behavior and would likely take extreme measures against the women involved.
Area code 605 covers the entire state of South Dakota, the 77,000 square mile home to roughly 800,000 Americans.
At 10.5 people per square mile, it is the fifth least dense state, ahead of Alaska (1.2), Wyoming (5.8), Montana (6.8), and North Dakota (9.7).
But Lisa Weiss, a 40-year-old blackjack dealer, who said she had exchanged 220 messages with Mr Weiner since contacting him on Facebook in August last year, claimed this was not the case.
"I gave him my number and he called me from his office and we proceeded to talk dirty for at least 30 minutes," she told Radar Online.
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