A judge in New York decided that Taylor posed no threat to other people and was unlikely to re-offend. Therefore, he was not registered on the state’s online sex offender register. No further action will be taken with him there and he is not on New York’s register of sex offenders.
However, Taylor (52) and his family live in Pembroke Pines, a city in South Florida. And in Florida, he was not so lucky. His mug shot and name have gone online with thousands of others on the sex offenders’ website for the Sunshine State.
The trouble for the former “Dancing with the Stars” favorite came when he pleaded guilty to two sexual offences in January 2011. Taylor was this convicted of sexual misconduct and soliciting a prostitute. He must therefore register as a sex offender for twenty years and was sentenced to six years’ probation in Florida – also means he has a 1am curfew. He can be near playgrounds and schools, though, unlike other sex offenders, because he is a father of young children and needs to care for them.
Lawrence Taylor had been detained in May 2010 after the arrests of a 16-year-old prostitute and her pimp. She alleged that her pimp forced her into Taylor’s hotel room and was charged $300 for sexual intercourse.
Taylor pleaded guilty to all charges.