Bronx Judge Orders Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner to Register as Sex Offender

Pictured: Anthony Weiner's congressional portrait from 2007.

By Kevin Deutsch

A Bronx judge on Friday ordered Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner to register as a sex offender in New York State, officials said.

Bronx Supreme Court Justice Raymond Bruce ordered Weiner register as a level 1 sex offender – the lowest designation in the state sex offender registry – during a risk level assessment hearing, records show.

The former congressman and one-time mayoral front-runner has been living in a Bronx halfway house since his release form prison, where he served 15 months of a 21-month federal sentence for sexting an underage girl.

He is expected to be released from the Bronx facility in May.

Weiner previously waived his appearance and did not attend Friday’s hearing.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.