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FILE - In this July 24, 2013 file photo, New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner leaves his apartment building in New York. Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner has acknowledged he communicated online with a girl who accused him of sending sexually explicit messages, but he said he’s also been the subject of a hoax, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Anthony Weiner will be sentenced to prison on Monday


Updated September 24, 2017 06:24 PM EDT

The former congressman Anthony Weiner is scheduled to be sentenced to prison on Monday for sending inappropriate material to a minor.

Federal prosecutors have asked for a prison sentence of more than two years, weeks after Weiner pleaded guilty to sending lewd material to a 15-year-old girl.

"The defendant did far more than exchange typed words on a lifeless cellphone screen with a faceless stranger," prosecutors wrote to the judge, according to ABC News. "Transmitting obscenity to a minor to induce her to engage in sexually explicit conduct by video chat and photo — is far from mere 'sexting.'"

A few weeks ago, Weiner asked a judge in a letter to spare him from a prison sentence.

"I am so deeply sorry for the harm I have done to her, and I live with the sorrow that I will never be able to fix that," he wrote, according to The New York Times.

Former congressman Anthony Weiner asked a judge to spare him from a prison sentence on Wednesday for sending inappropriate text messages to a 15-year-old girl.

In a letter to Judge Denise L. Cote, Weiner said that he was remorseful for his actions and that he had "crushed the aspirations" of his estranged wife Huma Abedin.

"I am so deeply sorry for the harm I have done to her, and I live with the sorrow that I will never be able to fix that," he wrote, according to The New York Times.

Weiner, 53, pleaded guilty in May to sending lewd images to a minor and is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 25.

Weiner requested probation instead of jail time.

“My continued acting out over years crushed the aspirations of my wife and ruined our marriage," he said. Weiner also lamented the fact that his young son, “...will forever have to answer questions about the public and private failings of his father.”

Abedin, 43, a longtime aide to then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, also wrote to the judge on behalf of Weiner.

"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," Abedin wrote.

Weiner has been embroiled in several scandals over the past six years.

In 2013, the former congressman has admitted to sending at least 10 women explicit texts under the alias “Carlos Danger."

Three years later, the <i>New York Post </i>reported that he allegedly sent an inappropriate photo of himself to a woman with his 4-year-old son in the background.

Shortly after, Abedin announced that she was separating from her husband.

"After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband. Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life," she said in a statement.

His most recent scandal led to the FBI reopening the investigation into Clinton's private email server after investigators found potentially relevant material on Weiner's computer in October.

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