On Monday, former New York congressman and mayoral candidate Anthony D. Weiner, 53, was sentenced to 21 months in prison, after the internet monitoring revealed that he was sexting with a 15-year-old girl, the Guardian reported. Weiner is the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, a senior aide to Hillary Clinton.

According to District Judge Denise L. Cote, “his crime is serious and his demonstrated need for deterrence is real.” The man faced up to 10 years imprisonment, but the US government stated a recommendation for 21 to 27 months, New York Times reported.

Weiner's accusations

Weiner claimed to be very addictive and sick. The man read from a prepared written speech and was continuously crying and expressing his sorrow at federal court in Manhattan.

He pleaded guilty and is accused of transferring obscene material to a minor. The man will start serving his sentence in prison on November, 6. He was claimed to have a “sexual hyperactivity”.

The internet monitoring showed that Weiner had illicit contact with the High School Student and asked the victim to “sexually perform” for him on Skype and Snapchat in the beginning of 2016.

The ex-congressman was fined $10,000. His internet monitoring will continue after his sentence and the man will attend a sex-offender treatment program. Weiner also got three years of supervised release and was required to forfeit his iPhone, Fox News reported.

Weiner's lawyers claimed that the girl wanted to collect fresh material for her book and even influence the 2016 election. Prosecutors explained that the teenager's motives should not influence Weiner's punishment.

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Sexting ruined Weiner's life

This is not the first time that issues with sexing happened in Weiner's career. In 2011 he had to leave the US House of Representatives, his campaign for mayor was canceled in 2013, and the same problem was raised during the 2016 presidential election. Weiner had to resign from Congress after posting an indecent photo on his Twitter page. The issue also ruined his relationship with his wife.

Weiner became famous for his weird behavior and caused mockery. As Hillary Clinton noted, his wife Abedin suffered from it very much.

It was noted that Weiner came to the court with his wedding ring. His wife did not attend the courtroom. Abedin and Weiner are currently in the middle of a divorce process, which Abedin filed on May 19, the day when her husband pleaded guilty in this case.