Lawrence Taylor's son arrested on statutory rape, sodomy charges
by Megan Thornton
July 08, 2013 04:15 PM | 4463 views | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lawrence Taylor Jr.
Lawrence Taylor Jr.
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The son of former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor was arrested in Cobb County over the weekend and faces multiple felony charges for allegedly having sex with two minors younger than 16.

Lawrence Taylor Jr., 32, was arrested about 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning on felony charges of aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation and statutory rape. He remains in Cobb jail without bond.

Police were called to a home on the 2800 block of Lost Lakes Way in Powder Springs at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday after a sexual assault was reported.

Cmdr. Matt Boyd, spokesman for Powder Springs Police Department, said detectives interviewed two girls, both minors and who disclosed separate instances of inappropriate sexual contact with Taylor.

“One juvenile alleged that a sexual assault occurred (Saturday) at Taylor’s Powder Springs residence,” Boyd said. “Another juvenile alleged consensual sexual contact with Taylor in early 2012.”

Boyd said he believes Taylor lives in the home part time with his mother.

The charges of aggravated sodomy and child molestation stem from events that allegedly occurred Saturday and the statutory rape charge is in relation to a consensual sexual encounter that allegedly occurred in 2012, Boyd said.

He said the case remains under investigation and there could be additional charges filed against Taylor.

According to an arrest warrant, one of the juveniles said Taylor forced oral sex after she repeatedly refused.

The second juvenile, who was younger than 16 at the time, said she had sex with Taylor in February 2012 “approximately five or six times,” according to the warrant.

Taylor’s father currently is on probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges of having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute.

If convicted, Taylor Jr. could get 25 years to life in prison for aggravated sodomy; another 25 years to life for aggravated child molestation; and, on the statutory rape charge, he could get 10 to 20 years since he is over the age of 21, said Kim Isaza, spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.

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July 09, 2013
He obviously should know better. But what does this say about the girls and their upbringing?
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