Courtroom Sketch Shows Anthony Weiner Crying Over Prison Sentence For Sexting Minor (PHOTO)
Democrat and former congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months today for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old high school student in North Carolina. Shortly after the sentencing, AP published two courtroom sketches of the crying former lawmaker.
The AP reported last week that federal prosecutors are looking to sentence Weiner for two years in prison for the act of sexting with a 15-year-old girl. The prosecutors noted that this was not “merely a ‘sexting’ case.. 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.’
Courtroom sketch artist depicts a weeping Anthony Weiner reading statement and holding tissue. pic.twitter.com/ps2CZBg6Pc
— Nicole Fuller (@nicolefuller) September 25, 2017
New York Post reports:
The disgraced ex-congressman broke down crying as he was sentenced to 21 months in prison Monday for convincing a high school student to undress and touch herself via Skype in 2016.
“This was a serious crime. It’s a serious crime that deserves serious punishment,” Manhattan federal Judge Denise Cote said as the convicted sext fiend dropped his head into his hand and wept.
After the courtroom cleared, Weiner sat crying in his chair with his lawyers patting him on the back. His mom also sat crying on the bench behind him, sitting next to Weiner’s brother Jason and Weiner’s dad.
Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin was not at the sentencing today.