Like father, like son…. Men, if you have children, don’t let them grow up to follow in your addiction-filled footsteps. Do something about it, fight the fight on a daily basis! If not, your children will grow up to be like you, or marry someone like you.
Lawrence Julius Taylor Jr., the 31-year-old son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, has been arrested in Georgia on felony criminal charges of statutory rape, aggravated child molestation and aggravated sodomy in connection with alleged sexual assaults on two juvenile females, according to police.
The arrest/booking report on the website of the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office says Taylor Jr. was arrested Sunday by police in Power Springs, Ga. He was being held without bond in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center in Marietta, Ga.
In a statement, the Power Springs Police Department said detectives interviewed the two females who made the allegations.
“One juvenile alleged that a sexual assault occurred on (July 6) at Taylor’s Power Springs residence. Another juvenile alleged consensual sexual contact with Taylor in early 2012,” said the police statement.
The Cobb County District Attorney’s Office said the maximum penalties, if convicted, are 25 years to life for aggravated sodomy, 25 years to life for aggravated child molestation and 10-to-20 years for statutory rape.
The son gave the presentation speech in 1999 when his father was inducted into the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. “If I could pick anybody to be my father, I would pick Lawrence Taylor every time. Me and my father have a good relationship,” he said in his speech.
Lawrence Taylor, now 54, played with the NFL’s New York Giants from 1981-93 and was named to the Pro Bowl 10 times. He helped the Giants win two Super Bowls.
In January of 2011, the father (also named Lawrence Julius Taylor) pleaded guilty in New York to sexual misconduct and patronizing a 16-year-old prostitute. The misdemeanor charges carried no jail time, but Taylor was sentenced to six years’ probation and required to register as a sex offender.
Before the plea deal, Taylor had pleaded not guilty to third-degree rape, patronizing a prostitute, sexual abuse and endangering a child. Taylor had been arrested in May of 2010 for allegedly paying $300 to have sex with a 16-year-old girl at a hotel in suburban New York City. At the time of his plea deal, Taylor said in court the alleged victim told him she was 19.