If you’re going to rape a 16-year-old prostitute, I recommend being a highly paid professional athlete. Last May, Lawrence Taylor, a former football player for the New York Giants, was arrested for hiring a 15-year-old girl who was prostituted out by a pimp at a Holiday Inn in New York. The 51-year-old was charged with third-degree rape because of the victim’s age, which includes charges of sex with a minor.
But oh look! Last week Lawrence Taylor accepted a slap-on-the-wrist plea deal. Taylor claimed she told him she was 19, which probably helped his case: he plead guilty to one count of patronizing a prostitute and one count of sexual misconduct (whatever that means) and was sentenced to … wait for it … six years probation with no jail time. Yes, no jail time. Taylor has to register as a sex offender, be at home between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., not purchase guns, not pick up hitchhikers and not patronize any strip clubs or porn shops. So, basically his “punishment” is to be forced to behave like your average, common sense-using job-holding human being.
It pays to be a rich male celebrity in America.
Earlier this week, the victim’s pimp, Rasheed Davis, who punched the victim in the face before sending her into the hotel room to service Taylor for $300, plead guilty to sex trafficking. He faces 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
(P.S. I’m sorry this news is a week old, but I’ve honestly tried to block these a-holes out of my brain.)