Saturday, May 08, 2010

Shame on Lawrence Taylor and the State of New York

I don't know which is more shocking----the fact that former NFL player Lawrence Taylor would allegedly have sex with an underage girl or at the laws in the state of New York.

For those of you who have been living in outer space for the past couple of days, media reports allege the former NY Giants star paid a 16-year-old girl to have sex with him in his hotel room. The girl, according to reports, was delivered to his hotel room by a pimp.

She had been reported missing by her uncle, who called the New York Police Department saying he had received a text message from her. That message led police to an address in the Bronx where the 36-year-old alleged pimp was arrested and charged in the case.

Not long afterwards, Taylor was also arrested at his hotel room.

The 51-year-old faces a maximum of one year in prison on the solicitation charge, which is considered a misdemeanor. The maximum sentence for third-degree rape, a felony, is four years.

I don't know whether this baby boomer is guilty or not, however, my second thought when I heard the news was why would he need to stay in a hotel if he owned a home nearby--especially since his wife was staying at their second home in Florida?

My first thought was how could the State of New York think a convicted rapist of a CHILD should only receive the maximum sentence of four years in prison?

Perhaps that's why we have so many perverts running around.


Mitch said...

The reason it's 3rd degree and only four years is because the girl represented herself as being 19, and without ID to check it out, there's no real way he could know how old she was. That's how the state interprets the issue; same kind of thing happened to a Yankees baseball player years ago when he had sex with a 14 year old that he thought was 22 because he met her in a bar where they supposedly had checked her ID.

The bet is that he's going to get off on the rape charge, but he'll pay for the solicitation charge. The uncle... he's going to jail.

Pat Montgomery said...

You know, LT is a good looking guy---why is he trying to buy young stuff anyway? I am disappointed in him. It is a great time for parents to talk about this with their kids--what is appropriated and what is not; when to emulate a celebrity and when not.