Prosecutors have requested that he serve between 21 and 27 months in prison.

The memo also quoted several of his therapists who said he appears to be working hard on treatment and does not seem likely to reoffend.

The former congressman pleaded guilty to sending obscene materials to a 15-year-old girl in May, after Daily first reported on his sexting relationship with the teenager last September.

It is for [our son] that I write this letter,' she wrote.'Whatever else Anthony has done, he loves [our son].'Abedin, a long-time aide to Hillary Clinton, acknowledged in the letter that she was devastated by Weiner's actions and believes he should still face consequences.'This is not a letter I ever imagined I would write, but, with Anthony, I have repeatedly found myself in circumstances I never imagined.

I am devastated by Anthony's actions, and I understand he must face their consequences,' she wrote.'However, as a mother, I have always done and will do anything I think will help [our son] be as safe, happy, healthy, and complete as possible.'Weiner carried on a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old high school sophomore that started in January 2016 and lasted for several months, Daily first reported last September.

Huma Abedin is begging a federal court to grant leniency to her estranged husband Anthony Weiner as he faces prison time for sending sexual materials to a 15-year-old girl, saying a light sentence would be in the best interests of the couple's young son.

Weiner, who pleaded guilty in May to federal obscenity charges related to his online sexual relationship with the teenager, is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.

Although the girl told Weiner she was in high school, the former congressman told her in messages that she made him 'hard' and said he wanted to 'bust that tight p***y so hard and so often that you would leak and limp for a week.'The teenager said in an interview that Weiner would also chat with her on a video messaging program, during which he asked her to dress up as a school girl and talked about his 'rape fantasies.' Weiner also sent her photos of him shirtless and posing provocatively.

The story prompted an FBI investigation into Weiner, during which investigators stumbled across previously undisclosed emails from Clinton's private email server on Weiner's laptop.

Anthony Weiner is finally coming clean about his double life as a serial sexter – admitting that he has had online affairs with 'hundreds of women' since 2009 and knowingly engaged in at least two explicit video chats with an underage girl.