Anthony Weiner, aka Carlos Danger, a serial predator on the internet, has just been sentenced for sending lewd messages to a fifteen-year-old girl. He will have to serve a 21-month sentence for his crimes. In 2016, he convinced a fifteen-year-old girl to undress and touch herself.
That was not the first time that Weiner got snatched for lewd behavior. The first time he was caught, he was forced to resign from the US House of Representatives:
Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner heeded calls from across the political spectrum by resigning from office Thursday, saying the sexting scandal he first lied about and then admitted caused such a distraction that it was impossible for him to continue his work in Congress.
In a brief statement to reporters interrupted repeatedly by a heckler, the New York congressman apologized “for the personal mistakes I have made and for the embarrassment I have caused” to his neighbors, to his constituents and “particularly to my wife.”
“Unfortunately, the distraction that I have created” made it “impossible” to continue working in Congress, Weiner said.
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Manhattan federal Judge Denise Cote said during sentencing:
“This was a serious crime. It’s a serious crime that deserves serious punishment.”
After the courtroom cleared, the one-time mayoral hopeful sat crying silently in his chair alongside his tearful mother.
His father and brother also joined him in the courtroom — but the serial sexter’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Huma Abedin, was nowhere to be seen.
In addition to his prison stint, Weiner was sentenced to pay a $10,000 fine for his crime, participate in sex offender outpatient treatment and spend three years on supervised release once his sentence is up.
He will have to surrender to his designated facility by Nov. 6 — his lawyer put in a request for Schuylkill Federal Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania, or another low-security prison near New York.
Weiner, 53, had faced as much as 10 years in the slammer after pleading guilty in May to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor. The feds said Weiner, a former congressman from Brooklyn, began a two-month sexting session with the North Carolina teen shortly after she messaged him on Twitter in January 2016.
Weiner pleaded guilty to one charge of sending sexually explicit material to a minor and on the same day that he pleaded guilty, his wife, Huma Abedin, filed for divorce. They have been spotted together but mostly with their son and Huma has been seen at several functions with a variety of men.
The good news for Weiner is that he won’t be lonely considering the vast number of Democrats convicted for various crimes over the last few years, mostly bribery charges. Maybe they can start their own caucus and appeal to George Soros for funding. It will be interesting to see if Weiner takes a knee during lights out. But my guess is that they will put Weiner in a Club Med type prison, where he can using the tanning booth and have cable TV connected directly to his cell.