NEW YORK, NY- Former United States congressman Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison due to sexting a teen. In May, Weiner pled guilty to sexting with a 15-year-old girl. In addition to his sentence, he is being assigned three years of supervised release, reported CNN.
Weiner’s first sexting incident occurred in 2011 when a picture of him was posted on Twitter from someone he had been texting explicit messages. Since then, he has been trying to get his life as a politician back, and has attempted to fix his marriage. Weiner even ran for the mayor of New York City.
When he plead guilty back in May, he faced up to 10 years in prison. With this specific incident, Weiner asked the girl to perform for him sexually via Snapchat and Skype, reported to the Washington Post. Weiner’s defense attorneys stated that he has an addiction, and therefore thought that he did not deserve jail time.
Weiner was Hillary Clinton’s former advisor and certain officials have said that they feel some of his recent mistakes may have attributed to Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, has filed for divorce and Weiner will be placed in prison to serve his sentence soon.