It’s hard to believe this man once had a shot at becoming the mayor of New York City. Due to Anthony Weiner’s most recent sexting scandal – one that involved an underage girl – he’s going to have to register as a sex offender. And that’s not all.
Bloomberg News reports:
Anthony Weiner Blames Legal Woes on Untreated Addiction, Victim
Anthony Weiner, the former congressman and New York mayoral candidate whose career and personal life were wrecked in a series of sexting scandals, blamed a “deep sickness” combined with the “profit-seeking curiosity” of his 15-year-old victim for his legal troubles, as he asked a judge for leniency when he’s sentenced later this month.
The high-school girl, referred to only as “Jane Doe,” or “JD,” contacted Weiner in hopes of selling her story to a publisher and influencing the presidential election, lawyers for Weiner said in a court filing late Wednesday.
Weiner asked the judge for probation and community service. Even as the lawyers recounted the girl’s role in encouraging Weiner to participate in the explicit message exchange, they said in the court filing that Weiner “never should have responded” and he doesn’t treat the circumstances “as a justification.” Weiner himself apologized to her in a letter to the court.
Weiner faces as much as 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced Sept. 25. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will seek a term of 21 months to 27 months, which isn’t binding on the sentencing judge. Weiner must register as a sex offender and will forfeit his iPhone.
Just a reminder – Weiner is married to Huma Abedin. If Hillary had won the election, this guy would be hanging around the White House.