Former congressman Weiner hopes to avoid prison time in teen ‘sexting’ case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner has asked a judge not to sentence him to prison after he admitted to sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl, igniting a “sexting” scandal that played a role in last year’s U.S. presidential election.

In a filing in Manhattan federal court late on Wednesday, Weiner’s lawyers said Weiner acted out of the “depths of an uncontrolled sickness.” They argued Weiner should be sentenced to probation, including mental health treatment, and perform community service.

Weiner, 53, submitted his own letter to the court in which he apologized and said he was continuing to seek treatment . . . (Source)

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