Anthony Weiner jailed for 21 months for sexting underage girl – BBC News
Ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner burst into tears as he was sentenced to 21 months in jail for sending sexually explicit messages to an underage girl.He pleaded guilty in May to transferring obscene material to a minor and agreed not to appeal against a prison sentence of 27 months or less.Weiner, 53, quit Congress in 2011 over a sex scandal and was again exposed in his 2013 run for New York mayor.His lawyers had asked a US District Judge for probation instead of jail.But in sentencing Weiner, US District Judge Denise Cote said: “This is a serious crime that deserves serious punishment.”She also said Weiner “has a disease. He has a compulsivity. Some say a sex addiction.”
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