Lawrence Taylor pleaded guilty today to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute. The misdemeanors mean he stays out of jail, but require him to register as a sex offender. He will serve six years probation.
"She told me she was 19," Taylor said in court as he admitted having sex with a prostitute who turned out to be a 16-year-old Bronx runaway. Taylor said he now knows the girl was legally incapable of consent.
Taylor was arrested back in May at a suburban New York City/New Jersey hotel.
He previously had pleaded not guilty to third-degree rape, patronizing a prostitute, sexual abuse and endangering a child.
Prosecutors said back in December that he had been offered a six-month jail term and 10 years' probation in exchange for pleading guilty to a felony.
Sentencing is March 22nd and state Supreme Court Justice William Kelly will determine what level of sex offender status Taylor will have.
Here's an interview from CBS' "The Early Show" from the time of the arrest that goes into detail just how bad off LT was at the time...