Lawrence Taylor sentenced to 6 years of probation

(AP) - Former football star Lawrence Taylor hasbeen sentenced in New York to six years on probation after a judgerefused to allow a teenage prostitute

NEW CITY, N.Y. - (AP) - Former football star Lawrence Taylor hasbeen sentenced in New York to six years on probation after a judgerefused to allow a teenage prostitute to speak.

The ex-New York Giants football star pleaded guilty in Januaryto sexual misconduct and having sex with the underage prostitute.The girl, now 17, appeared in court with well-known attorney GloriaAllred.

Allred said the girl waned to read a victim-impact statement.But the judge said victims are entitled to speak only at felonysentencings. Taylor pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.

Taylor will also have to abide by the conditions of a sexoffender. But the judge postponed until April 12 the hearing todetermine what level of sex offender will be assigned to him.

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