Sexting has sent in prison for 21 months the former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner for sending sexually explicit messages to a minor, a 15-year-old girl.
The investigation into the "sexting" scandal of Anthony Weiner’s with a high school student roiled the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in its final days, when his wife Huma Abedin, found emails on Weiner’s laptop.
But the former U.S. Congressman, Weiner has an old record regarding Sexting. He represented parts of New York City in the U.S. House of Representatives for 12 years before resigning in 2011, after it emerged that he had exchanged sexually explicit messages with adult women.
In 2013, Weiner ran for New York City mayor, but he dropped out of the race when more lewd messages became public.
The 53 years-old Weiner declared in court, “I was a very sick man for a very long time, but I‘m also responsible for the damage I have done.” He said he’s being treated, and asked Judge Cote to spare him prison and sentence him to probation so he could continue treatment.
U.S. District Judge Cote said she believed Anthony Weiner was suffering from an addiction that should be immediately treated. However she said it was important to impose a sentence that would deter others from committing similar crimes.
“There is the opportunity to make a statement that could protect other minors,” she said.
Weiner starts crying when he heard the announcement of U.S. District Judge Denise Cote. But as he left the courtroom of the U.S. Federal Court in Manhattan he declined to speak to reporters.