June 23, 2010
Lawrence Taylor was indicted on both felony and misdemeanor charges.
Third degree is based on age – adult having sex with a child under 17.
1-Class E felony: Third degree rape
2-Class E felony: Third-degree criminal sexual act
3-Misdemeanor: Endangering the welfare of a child
4-Misdemeanor: Third-degree patronizing a prostitute
5-Misdemeanor: Third degree sexual abuse
6-Misdemeanor: Third degree sexual abuse
Law doesn’t require that he had knowledge of her age.
If convicted, Taylor faces a maximum of four years in prison.
Why is the minor complainant as a “prostitute”?
The age of consent in NY is 18 – she is 16.
She cannot legally consent to sex, which means she cannot consent to have sex for money.