New York congressman Anthony Weiner has admitted sending a close-up picture of his crotch to a young woman, but says he will not resign. The Democratic representative also acknowledged “inappropriate” communications with women online. Mr Weiner had initially said his Twitter account had been hacked when a photo of a man’s crotch in grey underpants was sent from it last week. On Monday he admitted this was not true, saying that he had “panicked”. A tearful Mr Weiner told a news conference he was “deeply ashamed of my terrible judgement”. “I’m deeply regretting what I have done and I’m not resigning,” he said, apologising for any pain caused to his family, constituents, supporters and staff.