Anthony Weiner jailed for sexting teenager

Tuesday, 26 Sep, 2017

The former NY congressman, 53, wore a navy suit and a pale green tie during a federal court appearance in NYC on Monday, September 25.

Anthony Weiner - the former NY congressman whose career and marriage were doomed by sexting scandals -cried throughout his sentencing Monday as a federal judge handed down a almost two-year prison term for Weiner's X-rated communication with a 15-year-old girl.

After the 15-year-old came forward about Weiner's emails, prosecutors began an investigation into his laptop, which led to the discovery of a cache of emails from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to her aide Huma Abedin, Weiner's estranged wife.

Weiner's sexting habit destroyed his career in congress, his campaign for mayor and his marriage to Huma Abedin, a former aide to Mrs Clinton.

Meanwhile, defense lawyers for Weiner had portrayed the girl as an aggressor, saying she wanted to generate material for a book and possibly influence the presidential election.

"He initially denied his conduct, he suffered personal and professional consequences, he publicly apologized and claimed reform", the prosectors wrote in a statement.

She added, "This is a serious crime that deserves serious punishment". The former Democrat member of Congress was seeking a lighter sentence in the case.

In addition to jail time he was sentenced to three years of supervised release, along with a $10,000 fine and ordered to participate in sex offender rehabilitation. He and Ms Abedin, who have a five-year-old child, are going through divorce proceedings.

Anthony's attorneys tried to get him no prison time and probation, but prosecutors were aiming for several months in prison.

According to USA Today, Creepy Weiner, 53, cried as he read a written statement in Manhattan federal court.

Judge Cote rejected Weiner's request to recommend a lower-security facility, and no specific prison has yet been assigned.

Weiner is due to report to prison on November 6.

That Weiner appears to have finally dedicated himself to recovery is something Judge Cote took into account.

Prosecutors reacted by belligerence the casualty's thought processes were insignificant to the discipline and said Weiner's propensity for getting found sexting "proposes a risky level of refusal and absence of poise".

Intensity seemed to mark Weiner's online escapades as well.

The victim, who has not been named, said she was disgusted by his behaviour, when talking to Inside Edition.

"There are no circumstance when that is acceptable or excusable", Kramer said. "I victimized a young person who deserved better".

"The crime I committed was my rock bottom", Weiner reportedly said during his sentencing on Monday.