Sexting with Minor: Weiner Gets 21 Months in Prison

by Tim Brown, Freedom Outpost:

Former Representative Anthony Weiner seems to have finished himself off in his latest adulterous escapade.

The former candidate for mayor was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting a minor.

That's not all, his crimes have ruined his marriage and added to the demise of his political career, which the last part was not necessarily a bad thing.

U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote issued the sentence in federal court in New York and stated, "This is a serious crime that deserves serious punishment."

That's all true, but is putting him away in federal prison a just punishment?  I mean the people of the united States are going to be forced to pay taxes to feed, clothe and house this criminal?  Is that just?

At least the courts are willing to call what he was engaged in a crime, and that's a good thing.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sexting with a 15-year-old high school student.

Weiner, a former Democratic congressman from New York, was sentenced by a federal judge in Manhatten. The judge also sentenced Weiner to three years of supervised release after he serves in prison, and fined him $10,000.

He must surrender to prison by Nov. 6.

According to the Associated Press, Weiner held his head in his hands and cried as the judge delivered the sentence.

While Weiner claims that his behavior is a "disease," he also says it's not an "excuse."

First, it's not a disease at all.  He has submitted to sin and sin entangles.  The only real help for Weiner is in the Lord Jesus Christ who said that is He sets a man free, that man is free indeed.

Second, it is a backhanded excuse.  Otherwise, he would just say it was his behavior.

“I was a very sick man for a very long time,” Weiner said before sentencing.  “I was the adult ... if I had done the right thing, I would not be standing before you today.”

“If I fail, I know what will happen,” Weiner said, pleading for probation to continue "treatment," including sessions with Sex Addicts Anonymous. “But with God’s grace, I will not.”

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