The New York Daily News reports:
Anthony Weiner got 21 months of hard time.
The disgraced pol, crying and grabbing tissue after tissue, was sentenced Monday by Judge Denise Cote for sending sick messages to a 15-year-old.
As Cote read the terms of his sentence — including three years of supervised release, a $10,000 fine and Nov. 6 surrender date — Weiner bowed his head and sobbed, holding a hand over his eyes.
“I was a very sick man for a very long time,” Weiner said before sentencing.
“I was the adult…if I had done the right thing I would not be standing before you today.”
He wore a navy suit and pale green tie – and still sported his wedding band, though he is in the midst of a divorce from Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton.
Abedin did not appear in court.
“This was a serious crime, and it’s a serious crime that deserves serious punishment,” Cote said.
“There’s a uniform opinion by those who have examined him that he is an addict. He has a disease that (includes) sexual compulsivity. Some call it a sex addiction.
“Steps are being taken…to limit his access to social media,” the judge added.
Weiner’s stunning personal and political fall from grace — from a rising-star congressman to a registered sex offender — entered a new phase following sentencing for his felony sex crime conviction.
Weiner, 53, sought probation. His lawyers have argued he is sick and needs therapy, not incarceration.
“I victimized a young person who deserved better,” Weiner said in court. “I am not asking that I be trusted…I ask you for the opportunity on probation to keep my sworn oath.”