Lawrence Taylor being sued by teen in sex case

Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor is being sued by the

teenage girl he admitted having sex with in the case that led to

his guilty plea to misdemeanor charges earlier this year.

Cristina Fierro filed suit in federal court in New York on

Monday. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages to be

determined at trial.

Taylor was sentenced to six years’ probation under a deal to

plead guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage

prostitute. The former New York Giants star linebacker was

initially charged with third-degree rape, among other counts.

Fierro was 16 when the crime occurred in May 2010. She made a

statement outside his sentencing hearing in March saying he

deserved jail time.

”I feel as though he should be accountable for his crimes and

misconduct toward me,” Fierro said at a news conference Monday,

flanked by lawyer Gloria Allred.

Taylor’s lawyer, Arthur Aidala, said in a statement that because

of the suit, Taylor and other witnesses ”will have to reveal the

rather disparaging truth about Ms. Fierro.”

Allred said she believed this was the first time the federal

Trafficking Victims Protection Act had been used to sue a buyer of

commercial sex.

As part of the investigation that led to charges against Taylor,

Rasheed Davis was sentenced to seven years in prison in August

after pleading guilty to transporting a minor for paid sex. He is

not being sued. Allred said he could be added as a defendant but

would not address why Taylor was included in the suit while Davis

wasn’t.

The Associated Press does not normally publish the name of

accusers in sexual assault cases unless they agree to be named or

identify themselves publicly, as Fierro has done.

Taylor also had to register as a sex offender under the plea

deal. He was declared a low-risk offender in April, meaning there

would be no photo of him on public online registries.