Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

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By John Bacon . . . Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former Congressman who pleaded guilty in May to sexting with a 15-year-old girl, was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison.

Weiner, 53, also faces spending the rest of his life as a registered sex offender for his lengthy and lurid social media contacts with the North Carolina teen.

Weiner cried in court as he read from a written statement in Manhattan federal court, saying he has hit “rock bottom.” He said he was “a very sick man for a very long time.”

Weiner has asked federal Judge Denise Cote for probation, defense lawyer Arlo Devlin-Brown claiming in court papers that his client was “at the depths of an uncontrolled sickness” during the correspondence.

“The sentencing should also reflect the specifics of Anthony’s sickness, which Anthony has made enormous progress in addressing,” Devlin-Brown wrote.

Devlin-Brown also claims the teen was “looking to generate material for a book” when she successfully “induced” Weiner’s conduct. The teen documented details of the communications and last year sold her story to a British tabloid for $30,000, Devlin-Brown says.

Read full article at USA Today.

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