Taylor Sentenced To 6 Years Probation In Sex Case

Says 'Nothing Happened Here That She Didn't Want To Happen'

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Former Giants star Lawrence Taylor was sentenced Tuesday to six years on probation for an encounter with an underage prostitute.

The girl, now 17, appeared in court with well-known attorney Gloria Allred and said afterward that Taylor should have gone to jail. The girl has been identified in court and by Allred only by her initials, C.F.

The teen denied she is a prostitute and said another man forced her to go to Taylor’s hotel room in May 2010. She believes Taylor could tell that she had been beaten and that she was underage. She said Taylor took “something precious” from her and should be behind bars.

“I told him this was my first time and that I didn’t feel comfortable but all he said was relax,” the victim said.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi with comments from the victim outside the courthouse.

Tuesday afternoon, Taylor told Fox News that “nothing happened here that she didn’t want to happen.” He went on to say “sometimes I make mistakes and I may go out there, but I didn’t pick her up in no…playground.”

Allred said the girl had wanted to read a victim-impact statement in court. The judge, however, said victims are entitled to speak only at felony sentencings. Taylor had pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.

“The defendant can be heard and the victim should have a right to be heard,” Allred said.

Taylor’s attorney said Allred is exploiting the girl.

“This young woman is being victimized once again,” Arthur Aidala said. “It’s just so sad that someone of the caliber of Gloria just stoops so low.”

Taylor was arrested May 6 at a Holiday Inn in Montebello, N.Y., after the girl’s uncle contacted New York City police. The ex-athlete was charged with third-degree rape because she was underage.

When he pleaded guilty to the lesser charges, Taylor admitting having intercourse with the girl, who turned out to be a Bronx runaway. He said she told him she was 19, but he added that he now knows the girl was 16 and legally incapable of consent. He said he paid her $300.

1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reports Taylor’s attorney says Allred is exploiting the young woman.

Taylor led the New York Giants to Super Bowl titles in 1987 and 1991. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.

In 2009, he competed in ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” He had also been a spokesman for the weight-loss company NutriSystem, but he was dropped after his arrest.

Taylor also will have to abide by the conditions of a sex offender. But the judge postponed until April 12 a hearing to determine what level of sex offender will be assigned to him.

All sex offenders have to report their address annually and report any changes in 10 days.

In Level 1 and 2, offenders have to get their picture taken every three years; in Level 3, it’s every year. Level 3 offenders also have to report the name and address of their employer and advise of any change.

John Caher, spokesman for the state Criminal Justice Services Division, said that although Level 1 offenders aren’t posted on a public website, anyone who calls the division can find out if a person is a sex offender.

Allred would not say whether her client plans to sue Taylor.

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.

Does the punishment fit the crime, or did Taylor get off easy? Sound off in the comments below…

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  • Morning Quickie

    I don’t don’t understand why he did the interview in the first place. He couldn’t have looked more guilty if he tried: http://morningquickie.com/2011/03/23/lawrence-taylor-underage-prostitution-charges-defence-interview-everybody-does-it/

    He totally blew those soft-ball questions and dug himself into a bigger hole. Why didn’t someone stop him?

  • Jo Justice

    Wow. Open your eyes folks. This is sexual trafficking. This girl was a runaway who was forced to go to his room. She told him up front that she had never done this – that’s rape folks, rape.
    According to other reports, he evidently has done this before.

  • Nadine Eckart

    Sick! How ridiculous that a sixteen year old can be labeled an “underage prostitute” when she is a victim of sexual trafficking! This sick pedophile should be in jail! And why couldn’t she testify? Isn’t 3rd degree rape considered a felony? It should be.

  • JoeyMaz

    He didn’t solicit her because she was 16 – he solicited a prostitute who lied about her age. Where is the human trafficker that supposedly forced her into sex?? And as far as how young she looked – nobody is looking for a 30 something year old prostitute. Finally Craig Carton is a 40 yr old man himself and too old to be ogling 20 year old girls in the studio for his “Are you hotter than…” bits – hypocrite.

    • mj

      She was forced by her sex trafficker/pimp to lie about her age. Where is he? Hiding. Sex traffickers are very good at not getting caught.

    • JM

      Joey, a child that is under the age of 16 is NOT a prostitute. Anyone under the age of 18 who is forced in to prostitution is considered a victim of sex trafficking. Very few times do you ever see a pimp or trafficker in action. He mainly is behind the scenes, and is using force, threat and psychological trauma to keep the girl in bondage.
      It saddens me that so few people are aware of what happens with victims of sex trafficking. Forgive me if I seem a bit indignant, but if you honestly knew what happens with these girls it would sicken you. A good website to check out is http://www.humantrafficking.org or http://www.sharedhope.org if by chance you are interested in what really happens.

  • Lawrence Bowen

    Hey iits only SEX. But I feel for his wife and family, that prolem should be address.

  • Dr. J. Boost

    Question A: Did she do it for money? – A runaway needs it, to keep herself alive.
    Question B: She says another man beat her and forced her to present herself as prostitute – who was he? Did she know him? Where is he? Does he exist?
    Question C: Could she go for 19, as she claimed?
    Question D: What is this nonsense of 18 years for consent? Many husbands are rapists, if that be true. That is just one of the “feminist” Victorianisms.



  • Jon

    No sex before 18, only AMerica is this riduculous with age of consent. No I’m not a pedophile since I prefer my females to look like Christina Hendricks & Mayra Veronica, but I laugh at people who think he should be getting butt reamed in jail when other countries girls as young as 10 will be selling themselves for money or getting married & nobody bats an eye.

  • Wolf

    Had it been someone not as famous they would have gotten a minimum of 10 to 20 years behind bars and lifetime parole. Seems nothing’s changed sinece the OJ days. Money buys freedom.

  • ben

    Wow, best justice money could buy.

  • Bob

    2 preseason games for season ticket holders is the REAL rape

  • Moral Truth

    He should be in jail.

    The girl should be charged with prostitution as well as lying about her age and thats the moral truth

  • Mike Felter

    He new her age. thats why he paid &300.00,,,???? depends,,if he gets 1 2 or 3,,, 1 and he got off

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