The girl, who showed her face publicly for the first time earlier this month, said she initially decided to come forward about Weiner because she was disturbed he had sent women photographs of him posing with his young son.After the scandal broke, Weiner spent several weeks at a rehab center for sex addiction in Tennessee.Anthony Weiner is to be sentenced tomorrow for sexting a 15-year-girl and persuading her to get naked for him on Skype.The scandal-hit politician, 53, could face more than two years in jail for sending obscene material to the teen in a case that may have also have played a role in costing Hillary Clinton - former boss of Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin - the presidential election.'This is not merely a 'sexting' case,' prosecutors wrote to the judge.'The defendant did far more than exchange typed words on a lifeless cellphone screen with a faceless stranger.'With full knowledge that he was communicating with a real 15-year-old girl, the defendant asked her to engage in sexually explicit conduct via Skype and Snapchat, where her body was on display, and where she was asked to sexually perform for him.He added that he expects Weiner to get jail time, 'given the nature of the charges and the lack of any real mitigating factors here.'Incredibly, despite his infidelities, his estranged wife Huma Abedin is now asking the court to go easy on Weiner in order to reduce the impact on their five-year-old son, Joshua. 'As would any parent, if there has to be a negative impact on [our son], I would like it to be as small as possible.'Abedin said that despite Weiner's faults – including his repeated 'sexting' relationships that destroyed his political career and reputation – her estranged husband has always been a devoted father to their son.'Anthony and I have a wonderful son, [Jordan], who is [five] years old and is the light of our life.
Weiner pleaded guilty to sending obscene material to a minor, a charge that could land him in prison for up to 10 years when he is sentenced later this month.
He first claimed his account had been hacked but later resigned after admitting he'd had explicit online contact with at least a half-dozen women.
Weiner tried to resurrect his career by running for mayor in 2013 and surged to the lead in the polls.
Some political analysts suggested the issue may have indeed been a factor in tilting the election in Donald Trump's favor, particularly across Midwestern battlegrounds such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. 'This man is going to be the death of me,' (Huma) said, bursting into tears.'In a letter to the court, Weiner expressed his 'profound' sorrow for endangering the welfare of a girl he admits knowing was underage.
In her new book 'What Happened,' Clinton revealed the moment that Abedin burst into tears after learning her husband had triggered Comey's 'October surprise.''When we heard this Huma looked stricken,' Clinton wrote. The fallout included news his wife had filed for divorce in May on the same day he pleaded guilty.'My continued acting out over the years crushed the aspirations of my wife and ruined our marriage,' he said.