The saga of serial sexter Anthony Weiner came to a end Monday with the disgraced politician sobbing over being slapped with 21 months of hard time. A teary-eyed Weiner, grabbing tissue after tissue, was ordered to federal prison by Judge Denise Cote for sending sick messages to a 15-year-old girl.
According to TThe NY Daily, Cote read the terms of Weiner’s sentence including a Nov. 6 surrender date, three years of supervised release and a $10,000 fine ,he bowed his head and cried, holding a hand over his eyes.
“I was a very sick man for a very long time,” I was the adult … if I had done the right thing, I would not be standing before you today.”Weiner said before learning his fate.
He was still sporting his wedding band, despite being in the midst of a divorce from Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton.Abedin, 41, did not appear in Manhattan Federal Court .
“There’s a uniform opinion by those who have examined him that he is an addict. He has a disease that (includes) sexual compulsivity. Some call it a sex addiction.
Weiner’s sexting habit became criminal shortly after he began chatting online with a North Carolina high schooler on Jan. 23, 2016.
The teen told Weiner, 53, she was underage, yet the former congressman and City Hall hopeful “participated in increasingly suggestive exchanges,” prosecutors said.
In three video chat sessions, Weiner “used graphic and obscene language to ask the minor victim to display her naked body and touch herself, which she did,” prosecutors wrote.
His sexting habit dates back to at least 2011, when an errant tweet of his bulging underpants destroyed his congressional career. Subsequent sexts introduced Weiner’s online alias “Carlos Danger” and ruined his 2013 campaign for the Democratic nomination for mayor.
Yet the sexting continued. In August 2016, Weiner sent a revolting photo of a bulge in his underwear with his son next to him. The gross habit even played a key role in the election of President Trump.
Weiner pleaded guilty on May 19 to transferring obscene material to a minor.
That same day, Abedin filed for divorce.