Anthony Weiner Gets Sentenced To Hard Time For Sexual Conduct With 15-Year-Old Girl
Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner Sentenced
New York City – Ex-congressman Anthony Weiner broke down crying as Manhattan Federal Judge Denise Cote sentenced him on Monday, according to NY Post.
“This was a serious crime. It’s a serious crime that deserves serious punishment,” Judge Cote said as she prepared to sentence Weiner to 21 months in federal prison.
In addition to the prison time, Weiner was ordered to pay $10,000, participate in sex offender outpatient treatment, and spend three years on supervised release.
Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said in a statement, “Anthony Weiner, a former Congressman and candidate for Mayor, asked a girl who he knew to be 15 years old to display her naked body and engage in sexually explicit behavior for him online.
“Justice demands that this type of conduct be prosecuted and punished with time in prison. Today, Anthony Weiner received a just sentence that was appropriate for his crime.”
Anthony Weiner, 53, claimed that he was a sex addict who begged for probation so that he could continue at Sex Addict Anonymous.
Weiner had faced up to 10 years in prison for starting a two-month texting session with a 15-year-old high school girl who messaged him on Twitter January 2016. During their interaction, he convinced her to undress and touch herself on Skype in 2016.
He also sent her “obscene paterial” including adult porn and describing “what he would do to her if she were 18.”
He claimed that he was only addicted to sexting strangers, not sexually attracted in 15-year-old girls.
The incident came to light when the teen spoke out to the Daily Mail in September 2016. Weiner pleaded guilty in May.
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