Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) was a rising star in Democrat circles, especially with his wife, Huma Abedin serving at one of the top and closest aides and confidants to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It was an odd marriage from the beginning since Weiner is a Jew and Abedin is a devout Muslim, whose parents hold very prominent positions in their home countries. However, Weiner’s political career came crashing down around him when he was caught sexting to a 15-year-old girl.
Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner, the disgraced politician whose ‘sexting’ scandals shattered his career, admitted Friday in federal court to sending sexual material to a 15-year-old girl.
Weiner, 52, pleaded guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor — a crime that will require him to register as a sex offender and could mean years in prison.
“I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse,” he told the court. “I apologize to everyone I have hurt. I apologize to the teenage girl, whom I mistreated so badly.”
Federal authorities said that Weiner started communicating with the teen in January 2016 through online text and video chat applications, sending her sexually explicit images and asking her to engage in sexual conduct, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York…
Weiner’s sexting scandal cost him his seat in the House of Representatives and now should cost him his freedom. He has been disgraced as well as disgracing his position as an elected official. If I were the sentencing judge, I would give Weiner the maximum allowable sentence the law would allow, making sure he is not able to repeat his crime.