Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
The former New York congressman appeared in court today to face his fate following a sexting scandal that ruined his political career and his marriage. He oddly still had his wedding ring on. His estranged wife, Huma Abedin, was not in court to support him.
In May, Weiner was found guilty of one count of transferring obscene material to a minor, a felony. In addition to jail time, he will be a registered sex offender for the remainder of his life.
His lawyers had requested probation, claiming Weiner was "at the depths of an uncontrolled sickness" when he sent porn images to the teenage girl in North Carolina.
"My regret for my crime is profound," Weiner wrote in a letter to the judge earlier this month, reported The New York Times. "I have endangered the wellbeing of a 15-year-old girl who reached out to me on the internet. My continued acting out over [the] years crushed the aspirations of my wife and ruined our marriage. I am so deeply sorry for the harm I have done to her, and I live with the sorrow that I will never be able to fix that."
In 2011, he was forced to resign from Congress after his sexting was exposed.
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