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LT -- Consequences of the Masturbation Defense

5/23/2010 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If Lawrence Taylor manages to convince a jury that he merely self-pleasured himself in front of a 16-year-old girl -- he could still wind up as a registered sex offender.

Here's the rub -- aside from the statutory rape charge, LT is accused of patronizing an underage prostitute.

If the jury buys LT's expected argument -- that he masturbated in front of the girl but did not have sex with her -- he would qualify as a sex offender ... and could be forced to register as one.

LT's defense team is clearly aware of the situation -- and sources close to the case tell us his lawyers will do "everything possible to keep LT off the sex offender registry."


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1.

Lorrie    

Wishful thinking on his part. Bend over baby boy, you're f***ed.

1613 days ago
2.

Kiki    

Most celebrities nowadays eithe have a sex tape or a sex scandal. The trend for 2010?



Get it together people!

1613 days ago
3.

Cheryl A.    

They can try all they want to not have him be a registered sex offender bur the fact of the matter is, he is. Didn't they say that the womans' DNA was also on the condom?
Send him to the deep south, we'll make sure he doesn't do anything else to ANY other girls. And it will be fun for us!

1613 days ago
4.

paroledagain    

Thats the best the lawers could come up with ( your fired ) LT listen up, she druged you and forced you to have sex with her while 3 migets took pictures and video ( to be released later ) all in a effort to tap into your bank account. But what she didn't know is your broke and why did she keep calling you OJ ? Case dismissed!

1613 days ago
5.

David    

I'm sorry, But a girl reaches full physical maturity by the age of 16. So a 30+ year old man being attracted to a 16+ girl is not abnormal. That being said..IF A GIRL LIES ABOUT HER AGE how in the living hell can it be the guys fault? I mean who seriously ask "K I don't think you're 18 can I see your ID? Should he be busted for boinking a hooker yes. But rape? Hell No. And a sex offender? No...The court system is so broken it isn't even funny..Now if he willfully knew she was 16 then yea. But I mean cmon. Girl's lie about their age ALL the time but since they are indeed a girl they are too stupid to understand that it could get BOTH of them in trouble. How come this girl hasn't been charged with prostitution?

1613 days ago
6.

MrEko73    

As someone who lived in England for a while, stories like these are laughable. The age of consent is 15-16yrs old just about everywhere in the world. In the UK 16yr olds (guys and girls) are free to go to clubs and bars and drink and hit on men/women twice there age. But ya know, funny thing is they really don't. I think maybe because its not really tabo over there and teens are expected to act like adults at much earlier age. In other words, you're not a little kid at 16-17 and then magically and adult at 18. And thats also the reason binge drinking is such a problem in our colleges, but thats an issue for another time.

1613 days ago
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Everyones~A~Star    

Dear number 7 ~ They had to beat her and blacken her eye to get her in the hotel room and you think a beaten 16 year old child who was forced into sexual slavery by a pimp should be charged with selling herself? She is still a child. If a pimp whooped yer azz, threatened yer life~ you would be scared and you would do what your told, if you dont they kill you. She needs help, a home, councling.

1613 days ago
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David    

Meh all im saying is, If he was not aware she was a minor if she did indeed -claim- she was over the age of 18 I don't think he should have to register. Like what #9 said, and what I said before, Girls lie about their age but don't necessarily hit on significantly older men. Like if the girl is 17..Really likes a 21 year old guy and says shes 18 but the 21 year old gets in trouble I mean cmon. Like what 9 said, Someone isnt a child at 16-17 then magically become an adult at 18 just because of what 3 laws that don't reflect anything remotely sexual/dating,etc. Voting, Cigarettes, Porn..Thats about all there is that sets a 17 year old away from an 18 year old.

1613 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

LT HAS to register as sex offender. Under New York law, third-degree rape is defined as someone 21 or older having sex with someone under 17.



please repost~~~

1613 days ago
10.

Professor Obvious    

All professional athletes are criminals these days.

1613 days ago
11.

Celebrities Suck    

Maybe the 16 year has not been charged because the pimp has been charged a few times with human trafficking. You might want to educate yourself about this case. Maybe the girl isn't a prostitute and is a young girl that was trafficked from out of state and was forced to sell herself.




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7. @ David)I'm sorry, But a girl reaches full physical maturity by the age of 16. So a 30+ year old man being attracted to a 16+ girl is not abnormal. That being said..IF A GIRL LIES ABOUT HER AGE how in the living hell can it be the guys fault? I mean who seriously ask "K I don't think you're 18 can I see your ID? Should he be busted for boinking a hooker yes. But rape? Hell No. And a sex offender? No...The court system is so broken it isn't even funny..Now if he willfully knew she was 16 then yea. But I mean cmon. Girl's lie about their age ALL the time but since they are indeed a girl they are too stupid to understand that it could get BOTH of them in trouble. How come this girl hasn't been charged with prostitution?



1613 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

Maybe the 16 year old has not been charged because the pimp has been charged a few times with human trafficking. You might want to educate yourself about this case. Maybe the girl isn't a prostitute and is a young girl that was trafficked from out of state and was forced to sell herself.




please repost....

1613 days ago
13.

Ziggy    

As a woman, I'm more offended that he rented a woman to begin with.
I do however think the laws there are really messed up there. If she has admitted to telling him she was eighteen, then that should be the end of it. I don't think he should be at fault for her being under age. What are they supposed to do check ID? Odds are even if he did, it would have been a fake ID anyway. I don't this man should be deemed a sex offender or pedifile for the rest of his life. It's crazy.

1612 days ago
14.

dave    

Here's the rub.



Ha.

1612 days ago
15.

dave    

Ha! I see what you did there.
He claims he pleasured himself.
And you wrote, here's the rub.
It's funny 'cause it's true!

1612 days ago
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