"Weiner pleads guilty to federal obscenity charge" by Benjamin Weiser New York Times May 19, 2017
NEW YORK — Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic representative whose sexting scandals ended his political career and embroiled him in a tumultuous FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton before the election, pleaded guilty to a felony Friday, crying openly as he admitted to conduct that he knew was “as morally wrong as it was unlawful.”
The plea agreement ended a federal investigation into a series of sexually explicit pictures and messages that Weiner sent last year to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.
It capped the long, tortured downfall of Weiner, who ruined a once-promising career in Congress and then spoiled various attempts at resurrecting his reputation, all through his uncontrolled habit of using social media and texts to send explicit images to women.
I thought they would feel that way about this pervert.
“I engaged in obscene communications with this teenager,” Weiner said, his voice high and shaky, and his body trembling. Those communications “included sharing explicit images and encouraging her to engage in sexually explicit conduct,” just as he had done with adult women, he said.
Weiner, 52, will have to register as a sex offender where he works and lives, and he may face a prison term. He pleaded guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
Federal prosecutors said in the plea agreement that a sentence in the range of 21 to 27 months would be “fair and appropriate.” The decision ultimately lies with Judge Loretta A. Preska of US District Court in New York City; sentencing is set for Sept. 8.
Weiner was led into the courtroom for the brief hearing wearing a slim navy suit; a wedding band could be seen on his left hand. He sat quietly by his lawyers, exchanging whispers with one, Arlo Devlin-Brown, and an occasional smile.
But Weiner quickly dissolved into tears as he read from a written statement when the judge asked that he describe what he had done. As he paused to brace himself, Devlin-Brown placed a hand on his back to comfort him and a courtroom worker brought over a box of tissues.
Awww, poor sick sex addict.
Weiner told Preska that from the time he was in Congress through the first half of last year, “I’ve compulsively sought attention from women who contacted me on social media, and I engaged with many of them in both sexual and nonsexual conversation.”
“These destructive impulses brought great devastation to my family and friends, and destroyed my life’s dream in public service,” he said. “Yet I remained in denial even as the world around me fell apart.”
Reports of the federal investigation surfaced in September after DailyMail.com reported that Weiner had engaged in an online relationship with the girl, which included explicit messages sent over social media and suggestive texts.
Weiner told the court that in January 2016, he was contacted by — and began exchanging online messages with — “a stranger who said that she was a high school student, and who I understood to be 15 years old.”
“I knew this was as morally wrong as it was unlawful,” he said.
Weiner, choking up and rubbing his forehead, said that last fall he “came to grips for the first time with the depths of my sickness.”
“I accept full responsibility for my conduct,” he told Preska. “I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse.”
Mine sickne$$ is doing this sh**.
What is also of interest to note is the way the Justice Department and Congre$$' dicks have shriveled since Weiner's laptop was exposed. That is what forced Comey's hand, the discovery that Human had used it as a back-up for all Hillary's e-mails. That's all been buried because the rampant corruption and pedophilia amongst the privileged elite is so awful that the revulsion among regular people would be so great there would be a revolution.