In addition to having to register as a sex offender, prosecutors want Anthony Weiner to spend real time in jail. The fact that he knows the Clintons isn’t going to get him out of this mess. The guy is in a world of trouble.
The Associated Press reports:
Government: Prison fits Weiner’s sex crime on teen victim
Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is more than a serial digital philanderer — he’s a danger to the public who deserves two years in prison for encouraging a 15-year-old girl to engage in online sex acts, prosecutors told a judge Wednesday.
A Manhattan judge is scheduled to sentence the New York Democrat on Monday for transferring obscene material to a minor.
The government urged the judge to put Weiner’s claims of a therapeutic awakening in a context of a man who made similar claims after embarrassing, widely publicized interactions with adult women before encountering the teenager online in January 2016. Prosecutors said his conduct “suggests a dangerous level of denial and lack of self-control.”
“This is not merely a ‘sexting’ case,” prosecutors wrote. “The defendant did far more than exchange typed words on a lifeless cellphone screen with a faceless stranger. … Transmitting obscenity to a minor to induce her to engage in sexually explicit conduct by video chat and photo — is far from mere ‘sexting.’ Weiner’s criminal conduct was very serious, and the sentence imposed should reflect that seriousness.”
This guy was once a congressman and even ran for mayor of New York. His politicking days are over now.