Transcript for Anthony Weiner makes tearful plea in sexting case
Several times this morning Anthony Weiner had to pause because he was crying he had to collect his thoughts the judge told him several times. To go ahead and collect your thoughts he took several drinks of water as you read this statement again it lasted about five minutes long he talked about his destructive. Impulses and there was one really really pertinent paragraph and I wanted to read that paragraph to you it is the second paragraph that Anthony Weiner red. In his plea this morning he said in late January 2016. I was contacted by and began exchanging. On line messages with a stranger who said that she was a high school student who I understood to be fifteen years old. Through approximately march 2016 for this went on for three months. I engaged in of seeing communications. Would this teenager including sharing explicit images and encouraging her to engage in sexually explicit conduct. Just I think I had done and continue to do with adult women I knew this. Was as morally wrong as it was unlawful. The statement thing goes on where Anthony Weiner said that I hit bottom. This past fall during the middle of at the height of the election. That Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump beneath that he came to grips for the first time the depths of my sickness he said he is still seeking treatment. Today and then the statement concludes with this paragraph and I also want to read that conclusion to this five minute statement that reads. I accept full responsibility for my conduct. I have a sickness but I do not have an excuse I apologize to everyone I have heard. I apologize to the teenage girl whom I mistreated so badly.
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