Just in: Ex U.S. Rep jailed 21 months in sexting case

Just in: Ex U.S. Rep jailed 21 months in sexting case

Monday, September 25, 2017 5:21 pm


Anthony Weiner PHOTO CREDIT: USA TODAY

Former United States congressman, Anthony Weiner was handed 21 months jail term on Monday for sexting a 15-year-old girl.

USA TODAY reports that in addition, the 53 –year- old lawmaker will be on the sex offender registry for life over his indiscretion with the teenager.

“Anthony Weiner … 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,” USA TODAY quoted acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim as saying.

“Today, Anthony Weiner received a just sentence that was appropriate for his crime.”

Weiner was first elected to Congress in 1999. He won re-election in his Brooklyn district six more times.

USA TODAY recalled that the lawmaker became popular in 2010 after a short but dramatic speech before Congress blasting Republicans for voting against an aid bill for first-responders to the 9/11 terror attacks.

But he was forced to resign a year later after admitting to exchanging “messages and photos of an explicit nature with about six women” over a period of about three years.

Weiner attempted a comeback and was running for mayor of New York in 2013 when it was revealed that he was sending explicit photos to a 22-year-old woman under the pseudonym  “Carlos Danger.”

Weiner married Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, in 2010. The couple had a son in 2011. Abedin separated from Weiner in 2016 and filed for divorce after his guilty plea on one count of transferring obscene material to a minor.

Abedin separated from Weiner in 2016 and filed for divorce after his guilty plea on one count of transferring obscene material to a minor.

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