New York – Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty Friday morning for sexting a minor. Weiner agreed not to appeal and faces between 21 and 27 months in prison. Weiner must also must register as a sex offender.
Trump warned everyone back in 2012 that ‘pervert Anthony Weiner’ was back on twitter and told girls under 18 to ‘block him immediately’!
Via Fox News:
A tearful former Rep. Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty Friday to sexting a minor, apologizing in court to the teenaged victim and blaming his own “destructive impulses” for the prison time that now awaits him.
The New York federal judge accepted Weiner’s admission to sending sexually explicit texts to a minor across state lines, and Weiner agreed to not appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison. He also must register as a sex offender.
“I have compulsively sought attention from women who contacted me on social media, and I engaged with many of them in both sexual and non-sexual conversation,” Weiner said in a prepared statement. “These destructive impulses brought great devastation to my family and friends, and destroyed my life’s dream of public service.
“I remained in denial even as the world around me fell apart,” he added.
In the statement, Weiner apologized to his family and the teenager and said he had come to grips with his twisted compulsions.
“I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse,” Weiner said.
The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after a 15-year-old North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and the former politician had exchanged lewd messages for several months.
She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera.
The plea covers conduct from January to March of 2016. The charge reportedly carries a potential sentence ranging up to 10 years in prison – though the former congressman also could avoid prison entirely.
Trump warned us all back in November of 2012 when he tweeted, “Pervert alert. @RepWeiner is back on twitter. All girls under the age of 18, block him immediately.”
Pervert alert. @RepWeiner is back on twitter. All girls under the age of 18, block him immediately.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012