After being widely blamed by Hillary Clinton supporters – and even the candidate herself – for inadvertently prompting the FBI to reopen its investigation into whether the candidate mishandled classified information, it looks like Anthony Weiner, once believed to be a strong contender for Mayor of New York City, is going to prison.
The Associated Press reports that federal prosecutors are asking that the former Congressman be sentenced to about two years in prison for engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl. Prosecutors filed paper in Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday in advance of Weiner’s sentencing, which is scheduled for Monday. In their paperwork, the prosecutors asked that the judge use the sentencing as an opportunity to send a message to other perverted pols.
The 53-year-old said in a submission last week that he's undergoing treatment and is profoundly sorry for subjecting the North Carolina high school student to what his lawyers described as his "deep sickness." Prosecutors say this isn’t the first time Weiner has promised to reform himself.
Weiner’s lawyers portrayed the girl as an aggressor, saying she wanted to generate material for a book and possibly influence the presidential election, according to the AP.
As part of his plea bargain, Weiner has agreed not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months. His sentencing will take place almost exactly a year after the New York Post published a story about Weiner sexting with another woman who wasn’t his wife. Weiner said he would plead guilty in May after prosecutors brought charges following revelations that he also sexted with the 15-year-old, whom he met over Skype. Both the girl and her father told the Daily Mail that Weiner knew she was underaged when they were corresponding.
Weiner pled guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor after turning himself in to the FBI.
The description of Weiner’s conduct that his victim provided to investigators was truly sickening.
“He had some rape fantasies. It would just be him showing up at my house when my dad was out of town,” the girl told the Mail. “And just start undressing me, being forceful, asking me if I want to be dominated, strange questions.”
Weiner reportedly once told the girl, “I would bust that tight p–y so hard and so often that you would leak and limp for a week,” and sent her bare-chested pictures of himself.
His Congressional career imploded back in 2011 when he accidentally tweeted a picture of his bulging erection. He had meant to direct message it to a woman who wasn’t his wife. Speaking of Weiner’s wife, top Clinton lieutenant Huma Abedin announced her separation from the Congressman a year ago.