Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York admitted Monday that he has had "several inappropriate" electronic relationships with six different women over three years, including his most recent encounter with a Seattle college coed.
"I take full responsibility for my actions," Weiner said. "The picture was of me, and I sent it."
The announcement came after images from another woman, Meagan Broussard, were published on BigGovernment.com, a conservative website run by Andrew Breitbart.
ABC News also prepared to release an interview with Broussard, a 26-year-old single mother from Texas who provided dozens of photos, emails, Facebook messages and cell phone call logs that she says chronicle a sexually-charged electronic relationship with Weiner that began on April 20 and lasted a month.
"I have made terrible mistakes," Weiner told reporters. "I have not been honest with myself or my family... I should not have done this, and I should not have done this particularly when I was married.
"This was destructive," he added. "It was deeply, deeply hurtful." In a later statement, Weiner added, "I welcome and will fully cooperate with an investigation by the House Ethics Committee. I am deeply sorry to my family, staff and constituents."