|01-13-2011, 04:23 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
LT Gets 6 years probation
NEW CITY, N.Y. -- Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor pleaded guilty Thursday to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute, misdemeanor charges that carry no jail time but require him to register as a sex offender.
The 51-year-old ex-linebacker, who led the New York Giants to Super Bowl titles in 1987 and 1991, will serve six years probation.
"She told me she was 19," Taylor said in court as he admitted having sex with a prostitute who turned out to be a 16-year-old Bronx runaway.
Harry Carson, his former teammate and fellow Hall of Famer, was in the courtroom and gave Taylor a supportive greeting when he arrived.
Taylor was arrested in May at a suburban hotel.
He previously had pleaded not guilty to third-degree rape, patronizing a prostitute, sexual abuse and endangering a child. He had been resisting a plea deal for months.
Prosecutors said in December he had been offered a six-month jail term and 10 years' probation in exchange for pleading guilty to a felony. Taylor would have had to register as a sex offender. Defense attorney Arthur Aidala had called that offer unacceptable but said he would listen to any other offers.
Two other members of the Giants' 1991 Super Bowl team are behind bars. Mark Ingram Sr., a star receiver, is spending nearly 10 years in federal prison for money laundering, bank fraud and bail jumping. And the electrifying kick returner Dave Meggett was sentenced last year to 30 years for criminal sexual conduct and burglary.
Taylor's trial would likely have started within a few weeks.
He was arrested May 6 after the underage girl's uncle contacted New York City police. Officers from Ramapo woke him at a Holiday Inn in Montebello.
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|01-13-2011, 05:33 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
the man was guilty of comitting a crime (hiring prostitute) and therefore should be accountable for all other actions, wether he was aware she was a teen runaway or not
its a shame to think that all these famous celebrities make all this money and have to resort to pay to have sex lol