Former Rep. Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl, capping the spectacular fall of the disgraced politician whose self-destructive behavior destroyed his career and marriage and played a role in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign.
According to news sources, a teary-eyed Weiner told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote that “the crime I committed is my rock bottom.”
Weiner first disgraced himself and became the butt of many Weiner-inspired jokes in 2011, when he was forced to resign from Congress after sending photos of his nether regions to women, and then lying about it.
That humiliation was apparently not enough to get Weiner to stop being a sext maniac, because on Jan. 23, 2016, a high-school student from North Carolina messaged him on Twitter and he resumed the conduct again, according to court documents. The student admitted she was in high school, but that didn’t stop Weiner from asking her to undress and touch herself.
Court filings reveal that Weiner progressed to sending the 15-year-old “obscene material,” including adult porn and a message “describing what he would do to her if she were 18.”
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