The case against Lawrence Taylor for rape was always a bit shaky. The accuser never accused him of raping her, it was only because her pimp was arrested that the cops even knew that Taylor had contact with her.
Taylor and the accuser acknowledged that he thought she was 19 (she was really 16).
Taylor just happened to be the last guy her pimp set her up with and therefore he was arrested. Doesn’t excuse the fact that Taylor who is 51 one was paying a 19 year girl for sex, but I think the charges he is pleading to are more in line with what he should be punished for.
Lawrence Taylor is expected to plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges in court Thursday, stemming from a May 6 arrest for felony statutory rape.
The recommended sentence is 6 years probation.
Taylor plans to plead guilty to one count of soliciting a prostitute, and a second count of sexual misconduct in having sex with a woman without consent. Since the victim in the case was 16 years old, she was not old enough to give consent.
On May 6, Taylor was arrested early in the morning at a Holiday Inn in Montebello, N.Y. Police said they were led to his hotel room by a 16-year-old runaway who had allegedly been forced into prostitution by Rasheed Davis.
Davis pled not guilty to charges of sex trafficking, while Taylor pleaded not guilty to charges of third-degree rape, patronizing a prostitute and endangering the welfare of a child. The rape charge carried a maximum of four years in jail.
Taylor dirty old man yes, rapist not so much.
This should be a lesson to all men. In a lot of states it doesn’t matter if the young lady tells you her correct age or not, you can still be charged with rape, so always check ID if there is any question. I don’t care if she looks like she could be on the Golden Girls, always make sure.
It could have been a lot worse for Taylor, but it appears he is going to get off. Good lawyers can get those type of deals, you might not be as lucky.