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Weiner Sentenced to Hard Time: 21 Months For Sexting Minor

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.”

Read more at the New York Daily News

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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