This morning ‘Carlos Danger,’ Anthony Weiner’s chosen cyber fantasy screen name (gross!), finally received his punishment for knowingly sexting and skyping with a 15 year old girl. It’s about time this low life heads to prison, even if it’s only for 21 months. This perverted scumbag says he’s “sick.” Ya think?
Weiner managed to be convicted of only one count of transferring obscene material to a minor. Shocking, considering our first awareness of his perverted online behavior was his accidental posting of a crotch shot to Twitter in 2011. He was a congressman at the time. Classy.
Weiner’s sexting addiction has ruined his career and his marriage. It also has made Hillary’s mile long list of excuses for why she lost the election. You may recall, in a bizarre twist of fate, Weiner’s laptop was being examined by authorities and led to new information about the Clinton email scandal. This prompted the re-opening of the Clinton email probe. Eventually, the FBI concluded that there was no new information about the Clinton case on Weiner’s laptop, but the timing was most unfortunate, right before the election. Hence, Weiner’s addition to Hillary’s list of who’s to blame.
H/T New York Post
“It’s hard time for Anthony Weiner.
The disgraced ex-congressman was sentenced to 21 months in prison Monday for convincing a high school student to undress and touch herself via Skype in 2016.
Weiner, 53, had faced as much as 10 years in the slammer after pleading guilty in May to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor. The feds said Weiner, a former Congressman from Brooklyn, began a two-month sexting session with the North Carolina teen shortly after she messaged him on Twitter in January 2016.
He pleaded for probation on the grounds that his online dalliance with the 15-year-old was due to his sick obsession with sexting strangers rather than an obsession with underage girls. The government had asked for two years in prison.
It’s just the latest chapter in Democratic politician’s very public downfall, which started in 2011 when he was forced to resign from Congress following his first sexting scandal.
His 2013 run for NYC mayor also went up in flames when it emerged that he was still sexting under the alias “Carlos Danger.”
The feds said the latest and most insidious chapter of Weiner’s sexting problem began on the evening of Jan. 23, 2016, when a high-school student messaged him on Twitter, prompting a flurry of “provocative” responses from the former public servant, who knew the teen was in high school, court papers show.
“As January turned to February, their intermittent exchanges grew more lascivious,” Manhattan federal prosecutors told the judge in court filings.
By the end of February, Weiner — who by this time knew the girl was only 15 — was video-chatting with her via Skype and using “graphics and obscene language” to ask her to “display her naked body and touch herself, the feds said.
He also sent her “obscene material” on self-destructing messaging apps like Kik and Confide, including adult porn and a message “describing what he would do to her, if she were 18,” according to court filings.
In September 2016, the girl sold her story to British publication Daily Mail, and in May he cried as he pleaded guilty to one count of sending obscene material to a minor.
His wife — Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin — finally filed for divorce on the same day he pleaded guilty.”
Weiner’s psychotherapist says that Weiner has an “average risk of reoffending” based on the court appointed therapist’s assessment. This risk assessment was taken into account when determining Weiner’s sentence. Apparently average, in this case, translates to a 7.5% chance that he will commit another sex crime in the future.
Hopefully, between Weiner’s addition to the sex offender registry and close monitoring of his electronic devices, there will be no more victims in the future to Weiner’s “sickness.” Meanwhile, he can worry about the “sicknesses” of his fellow inmates.