NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- Former football star Lawrence Taylor has been sentenced in New York to six years on probation after a judge refused to allow a teenage prostitute to speak.
The ex-New York Giants and University of North Carolina football star pleaded guilty in January to sexual misconduct and having sex with the underage prostitute. The girl, now 17, appeared in court with well-known attorney Gloria Allred.
Allred said the girl waned to read a victim-impact statement. But the judge said victims are entitled to speak only at felony sentencings. Taylor pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.
The girl spoke to the media after Taylor was sentenced Tuesday. She denied she is a prostitute and said another man forced her to go to Taylor's hotel room in May 2010. She believes Taylor could tell she had been beaten and that she was underage. She said Taylor took "something precious" from her and should be behind bars.
Allred would not say whether the girl plans a lawsuit against Taylor.
Taylor will also have to abide by the conditions of a sex offender. But the judge postponed until April 12 the hearing to determine what level of sex offender will be assigned to him.
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