Anthony Weiner Released from Bronx Halfway House at End of Sexting Sentence

Cheryl Sanders
May 15, 2019

On Tuesday morning, the New York Democrat strolled out of the Bronx halfway house where he'd been serving the last part of his 21-month prison sentence for sexting with an underage girl. He was transferred from prison to a halfway house earlier this year and had his sentence cut by three months because of good behavior.

He told reporters Tuesday morning that he hopes to "live a life of integrity and service".

Weiner will be required to check in with his probation officer and register as a sex offender. "I'm glad this chapter of my life is behind me".

Weiner, 54, was sentenced to 21 months in prison in September 2017 after he pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit text messages to a teenage girl across state lines.

He served 21 months in a minimum-security federal facility in MA and was then transfered, for the final three months of his sentence, to a halfway house, where he was expected to abide by house rules, find a job, and work on re-entering public life.

Weiner later apologized to the girl, who was a high school student in North Carolina at the time, and called the crime his "rock bottom" at his sentencing.

Former congressman Anthony Weiner leaves federal court following his sentencing in NY in 2017.

Weiner's scandalous saga started in 2011, when a lewd picture he had sent to a young woman turned up on his Twitter feed. Abedin has since filed for divorce.

He attempted to redeem his political career in 2013 by running for mayor of New York City but again was brought down by allegations he had sexted with a 22-year-old woman under the pseudonym "Carlos Danger".

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