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Taylor, Jr. Facing Child Molestation Charges in Cobb County

September 5, 2013

Last week, Lawrence Taylor, Jr. was released from jail on a $50,000 bond posted by his mother.

The son of famous New York Giants football player Lawrence Taylor was arrested on July 7th in Cobb County on felony charges of statutory rape, aggravated child molestation and aggravated sodomy in connection with alleged assaults committed against two minor females.

According to the arrest warrant, a female under the age of 18 said that Taylor forcibly performed oral sex on her at his Powder Springs residence. Another juvenile alleged that she had consensual sexual contact with Taylor “5 to 6 times” in early 2012. Due to her age, the minor was not legally able to consent to sexual contact with Taylor.

If Taylor is convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years with no parole for the aggravated sodomy and aggravated child molestation charges. He also faces a sentence of 10-20 years for the statutory rape charge. His attorney said that “Mr. Taylor has some serious challenges that lay ahead of him and we are focusing on those challenges. This is a tough case, no winners here.”

Lawrence Taylor, Sr. was a linebacker for the NFL’s New York Giants from 1981-93 and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1999. His son introduced him at his hall of fame induction, saying “[i]f I could pick anybody to be my father, I would pick Lawrence Taylor every time.” In 2011, Taylor, Sr. pled guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing a 16 year-old prostitute, for which he was sentenced to six years’ probation.

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