JUST IN: Anthony Weiner accepted a plea deal that includes prison time of less than 27 months. He wept in court on Friday while begging for forgiveness as he entered a plea of guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor.
‘I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse,’ Weiner told the court, while agreeing to accept any prison sentence of less than 27 months and register as a sex offender.
Weiner’s day in court came eight months after it was revealed that the disgraced Congressman had been exchanging sexually-charged messages and explicit photos with a 15-year-old high school student in North Carolina. The exchanges began in January of last year after the teenager reached out to Weiner on Twitter, and continued through the late spring.
Weiner was 51 and still married to Huma Abedin when he sent the texts and images to the minor female, during a time when his primary responsibility was the care of his son Jordan, now 5, while Abedin was on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton.
Weiner surrendered to the FBI early Friday after finalizing the details of his plea agreement with the US attorney’s office in Manhattan. Prosecutors are recommending that Weiner serve a two-year sentence as part of the deal, and he will likely have to register as a sex offender.
The victim – whose name was withheld because of her age – told DailyMail.com that the sexting began while she was a sophomore in high school. In texts, Weiner complained to the girl that he rarely had sex with Abedin while also lamenting the fact that he was tasked with caring for the couple’s son. He also referred to himself as ‘T Dog.’
Weiner was aware that the girl was underage. Weiner sent bare-chested photos of himself to the underage girl, repeatedly called her ‘baby’ and complimented her body, and told her that he woke up ‘hard’ after thinking about her, according to copies of the conversations.
In one particularly lewd message, he told the teen: ‘I would bust that tight p***y so hard and so often that you would leak and limp for a week.’
It’s a relief that Weiner will be serving time. How long do you think he should be in prison?