Ex-husband of Huma Abedin gets 21 months for sexting teenArchive
NEW YORK: Former congressman from New York, Anthony Weiner, was sentenced by a federal judge in Manhattan to three years of supervised release after he serves in prison and fined him $10,000.
The former husband of Huma Abedin was asked to surrender to prison by Nov 6. Weiner held his head in his hands and cried as the judge delivered the sentence.
Abedin served as one of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides, and it was her husband’s messages with the 15-year-old that led the FBI to reopen its investigation into Clinton’s use of private email server just before the November election.
“This is a serious crime that deserves serious punishment,” US District Judge Denise Cote said during the sentencing.
The 53-year-old pleaded guilty in May to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor.
Weiner sent a 15-year-old from North Carolina obscene messages, including adult pornography, during several conversations on online video chat and messaging platforms last year.
He convinced the teenager to take her clothes off for him via Skype, despite her telling Weiner she was in high school, and sent her a message telling her “what he would do to her if she were 18,” according to court filings.
Weiner has a history of sending lewd photos and images to women, and his indiscretions ultimately led him to resign from Congress in 2011.
His actions eventually led his wife, Huma Abedin, to file for divorce in May.
Published in Dawn, September 26th, 2017