Cries Before Pleading Guilty
To Sexting 15-Year-Old Girl
5/19/2017 8:43 AM PDT
Anthony Weiner shed tears in federal court as he entered a guilty plea for sexting a 15-year-old girl, and agreed to serve prison time, and will also have to register as a sex offender.
The oft-disgraced Congressman appeared before the judge Friday in NYC and was charged with transferring obscene material to a minor. Weiner, who cried and apologized in court, surrendered to the FBI following its investigation.
According to the terms of his plea deal … Weiner is agreeing to serve 21 to 27 months in prison, surrender his iPhone and pay a fine of up to $350,000. A judge will determine at a later date exactly what his sentence will be.
In court, Weiner stood with his attorney Arlo Devlin-Brown, and admitted his “destructive impulses” had destroyed his life and career. He said he has a sickness “but I do not have an excuse” — and acknowledged he’d hit “rock bottom.” He added he’s “committed to making amends to all those I have harmed.”
Weiner traded sexually explicit texts with the teen, who lives in North Carolina and did not want to press charges because she felt the texting was consensual.