Anthony Weiner’s former internet flames say his sexting with a 15-year-old girl was inexcusable.
Anthony Weiner’s former internet flames say his sexting with a 15-year-old girl was inexcusable — so the stiff sentence he agreed to Friday makes sense.
“The victim was a child. She couldn’t even drive yet. That’s predatory behavior, by the book, ” Ginger Lee, an adult film star whose real name is Candice Raines, told the Daily News Friday.
“He has some compulsion, he can’t help himself. It doesn’t matter how many times he’s gotten in trouble or been disgraced. It’s not a surprise he’s finally ending up prison, ” she said.
Weiner, 52, and Raines, 33, exchanged explicit messages before the pervy pol accidentally posted a crotch shot on his public Twitter account in 2011 and resigned from Congress in disgrace.
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Several more women stepped forward in the weeks and years that followed — but his circus-like scandal took a dark turn in September when a North Carolina teen claimed he sent her lewd messages and encouraged her to masturbate over video chat.
Weiner pleaded guilty to a single count of transmitting sexual material to a minor on Friday in a deal that calls for 21 to 27 months in prison.
“Wow… I’m in shock, ” Traci Nobles said Friday when she heard about Weiner’s surprise appearance in Manhattan federal court.
The former cheerleading coach from Georgia had a months-long sexting relationship with Weiner back in 2011 and said it made her “sick” to think about him preying on a minor.
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“I agree with what he said in court, that his actions were as morally wrong as they were unlawful, ” Nobles told The News.
“He definitely had an addiction, and as a recovering addict, (I know) addictions can take you into places you never wanted to be, ” she said. “I’m hoping that’s what happened to him.”
Nobles, 40, said she was married like Weiner at the time of their online dalliance and had to deal with intense fallout when everything went public.
She never guessed he was capable of victimizing a minor, she said.
“I hope he can recover, ” she said “Objectively speaking, he should get the same punishment anyone else has, also the same chance others have.”
Raines was less shocked and sympathetic.
“I mean, if anyone is shocked, they haven’t been paying attention for the last six years, ” she said. “It’s going to be a long few months in jail for him without a cell phone.”
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