Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former Congressman and NY mayoral candidate, has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for sending sexually explicit pictures and messages to an underaged girl.
Prosecutors back up their request by stating, "Weiner, a grown man, a father, and a former lawmaker, willfully and knowingly asked a 15-year old girl to display her body and engage in sexually explicit conduct for him online".
Weiner had faced up to 27 months after pleading guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor.
In addition to his prison stint, Weiner was also sentenced to pay a $US10,000 ($12,600) fine for his crime, participate in sex offender outpatient treatment program and spend three years on supervised release once his sentence is up.
Weiner also sent her pornography, prosecutors say.
"If I fail, I know what will happen", Weiner said.
The former Democratic congressman from NY had faced up to 27 months in jail after his guilty plea to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor.
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She added, "This is a serious crime that deserves serious punishment".
His first texting scandal prompted Weiner, who was married, to admit to several inappropriate relationships.
Weiner must surrender to prison officials by November 6; his lawyers asked that he not be sent to maximum security lockup in NY, which means he may serve his sentence out of state.
According to the New York Times, the e-mails were contained on four electronic devices seized from Weiner and Abedin, and it was those emails that led the FBI to re-open its investigation into Hillary Clinton.
"The laws fully protect her", Cote said.
Abedin filed for divorce just hours after Weiner pleaded guilty in May. Defense attorney Arlo Devlin-Brown said "hundreds" of grown women took part in "thousands" of racy conversations with the former Brooklyn congressman.
Cote said Weiner persuaded her meanwhile that he had accepted "complete and total responsibility" for his actions.
At the time, Abedin joined Weiner in a news conference, saying that although her husband had made some "horrible mistakes. what I want to say is I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him. we are moving forward". Some have blamed the reopening of Clinton's email case on her election loss.