The issues surrounding the life and career of former Congressional Representative Anthony Weiner seem to have come to an end with his sentencing to a prison term for sexting a minor on a number of different occasions.
Although his digital contact of a sexual manner with a 15-year-old girl carries a maximum sentence of ten years in jail, prosecutors recommended Weiner receive a jail term of between 21 and 27 months.
Anthony Weiner was once a rising star of the Democratic Party in the U.S. who came to national attention following the publication of an explicit image of the politician on Twitter in June 2011.
The career of Anthony Weiner had seemed to be getting back on track soon after the initial Twitter scandal when his candidacy for New York Mayor was announced; soon after beginning his campaign for mayor, Weiner was again rocked by the release of screenshots of his sexually explicit Online conversations with a number of different women.
During the 2016 Presidential election, the investigation into the sexting case between Weiner and the unnamed 15-year-old led to a further investigation of the former Representatives laptop and a batch of new emails from candidate Hillary Clinton being revealed.
Despite attending a treatment program for his compulsive sexual behavior during the time between his arrest for contacting the minor and his trial, Judge Denise Cote made the decision to jail the politician for 21 months to send a high-profile message to others who may be about to follow in the footsteps of Anthony Weiner who must now register as a sex offender.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.