Anthony Weiner is headed to prison on Monday to kick off his 21-month sentence for sexting a 15-year-old girl, one of the many scandals that destroyed his political career. He is scheduled to show up at Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts no later than 2 p.m., according to the New York Post. The jail offers treatment for sex offenders, which Weiner is now registered as. The inmates undergo therapy five days a week.
Weiner, 53, was sentenced in September. The former Congressman broke down in tears twice during his sentencing after pleading guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. He exchanged sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina earlier this year. The disgraced politican asked the teen to "perform sexually" for him on Snapchat and Skype.
It wasn’t his only sexting scandal. Back in 2011, Weiner accidentally tweeted a photograph of his crotch. He first blamed the image on being hacked, a claim he later retracted. According to NBC News, numerous media outlets published transcripts of sexually explicit conversations that took place between Weiner and young women he met online. This prompted Weiner, who was married, to admit to several inappropriate relationships. He resigned later that year.
His sexting scandals not only ended his political career and but they also entangled him in the F.B.I investigation of Hillary Clinton before the election. The more recent sexting scandal with the teen led to the F.B.I. seizing Weiner’s electronic devices, including a laptop computer on which agents found a trove of emails from his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, who was vice chair of Hillary Clington's 2016 presidential campaign. According to the NYT, it was that discovery that led to the late October announcement by since-fired F.B.I. director James B. Comey, that the bureau was conducting a new investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s handling of official email.
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