Former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to sexting with a teenage girl.
He will turn himself into authorities on November 6. Weiner was also fined $10,000, will face a three year supervised release and will register as a sex offender.
Weiner was in tears as he addressed the court, calling himself a "very sick man." The former congressman asked for probation, after admitting in May that he sent "obscene material" to a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina.
Prosecutors recommended a sentence of 21 to 27 months.
Weiner entered and exited the courtroom without speaking to reporters. His wife, Huma Abedin, was not with him although she previously issued a letter asking for leniency. She has filed for divorce.
Weiner served in Congress from 1999 until 2011, when a sexting scandal forced him to resign. He then ran for mayor of New York City in 2013, but his campaign was derailed by an admission of additional sexting incidents.
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