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Lawrence Taylor -- No Sex Offender Mug Shot

4/12/2011 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lawrence Taylor just won a really, bittersweet round in court -- getting classified as a "low-risk" level 1 sex offender ... still a sex offender, but one whose photo won't be plastered on the Internet.

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Prosecutors in Rockland County, NY recommended a more serious level 2 tag, but a judge decided Taylor -- who pled guilty in January to sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute -- was not targeting children and was unlikely to commit the same crime again.

Level 1 offenders' photographs are NOT posted on the online registry of sex offenders.

Taylor was sentenced to six years probation last month -- with no jail time.

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CCC    

You can now wipe the sweat off your brow, LT. The glare is killing me.

1237 days ago
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CubanB    

Go LT you did nothing wrong!

1237 days ago
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Carl    

That's fine. It is one thing to go looking for child prostitutes, but you can't blame someone when the girl looks at least 18 and says she's that old.

1237 days ago
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vicky    

He thought he was hiring a paid whore, not a child. Many celebs have done much worse and also got off scott free.

1237 days ago
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I love J3ws    

At least he's no Michael Jackson. Also, wasn't the "child" around 17 or something? Ffs, this dude gets a pass.

1237 days ago
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panchang810    

I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt and will not judge him fast. He was soliciting the services of a prostitute and he probably didn't know the person he was dealing with was a minor. Perhaps the prostitute who happened to be minor didn't tell her real age or wasn't really honest of her real age to her customers.

I wonder where the parents of that girl was, did they have any knowledge what their minor daughter was doing? Was the girl attending school? I have tons of questions why these minor kids have fallen into such lowlife.

1237 days ago
7.

William    

Probably another liberal, bleeding-heart judge, making a mockery out of the justice system.

1237 days ago
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jahmick    

good news wear your size

1237 days ago
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Bird    

That's fine. It is one thing to go looking for child prostitutes, but you can't blame someone when the girl looks at least 18 and says she's that old.

Posted at 10:20 AM on Apr 12, 2011 by Carl

I agree with this guy. LT was just trying to bang a hooker. How was he to know she was under 18? When they finally showed the chick at a press conference with Gloria Allred, she looked way older than she was. It's a mistake any procurer of prostitutes can make. Also, I'm pretty sure LT wasn't the only old guy this girl got paid to screw. Why is he the only one getting busted? Hmmm...

1237 days ago
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va reb    

Lawrence Taylor here's my question...You have to go to another guy to get a lady to have sex with you? You either stink or you SUCK when it comes to getting a date with girls.

1237 days ago
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Ray    

sounds fair, not like he was lurking at a school yard.pimp just supplied young talent

1237 days ago
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The PMG    

"...still a sex offender, but one whose photo won't be plastered on the Internet."

Umm, isn't his face and this story ALL OVER the internet already?

1237 days ago
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Annoyed in MD    

I think this was the right call on this case. The girl even said early on that LT had no clue she was underage. He was trying to get a hooker and not f a minor.

1237 days ago
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Tammy    

LT ordered a prostitute from a pimp and the pimp sent someone underage. Additionally, the prostitute knew she was underage. I think the pimp and prostiture are most to blame. As for the mug shot issue, it's not like anyone doesn't know what LT looks like, but I'm happy the judge saw reason.

1237 days ago
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Fallopia Lopez    

Do you guys have contests to see who can find the absolute worst picture of any of your 'news' subjects? It looks like someone rubbed Vaseline on him before shooting the pic.

1237 days ago
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