Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced today to 21 months for sexting a 15-year-old girl.
According to USA Today, Weiner cried in court as he read a statement from a written statement prior to sentencing. He described himself as “a very sick man for a very long time.”
Weiner in tearful statement to judge: "The crime I committed was my rock bottom. but i am truly grateful that it began me on my recovery."
— Nicole Fuller (@nicolefuller) September 25, 2017
Weiner has until November 6 to surrender himself.
In a statement, Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said, “Anthony Weiner, a former Congressman and candidate for Mayor, asked a girl who he knew to be 15 years old to display her naked body and engage in sexually explicit behavior for him online. Justice demands that this type of conduct be prosecuted and punished with time in prison.”
Kim continued, “Today, Anthony Weiner received a just sentence that was appropriate for his crime.”