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We love it when celebrities do good things — but we love it even more when a scandal breaks. From Jerry Sandusky to Roman Polanski, Instant Checkmate presents some of the most infamous celebrity crimes.

Ready to learn more about your favorite celebs (and people you know)? Run a background check at InstantCheckmate.com today!

13 Infamous Celebrity Sex Offender Scandals

  1. 1. 13 INFAMOUS CELEBRITY SEX OFFENDER SCANDALS
  2. 2. When it comes to guilty pleasures, celebrity gossip tops the list.
  3. 3. We researched 13 of the most shocking celebrity sex offender scandals.
  4. 4. You won’t believe what we found!
  5. 5. 1. Mike Tyson, former heavyweight boxing champion of the world, was convicted of rape in 1992.
  6. 6. AQer three years behind bars, Tyson was released and registered as a sex offender in his home state of Nevada.
  7. 7. 2. Known for his role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Jeffrey Jones hired a teenage boy to pose for explicit photos in 2003. Ew.
  8. 8. Jones was busted again in 2010 for failing to update his sex offender registry informaVon, leading to a felony charge.
  9. 9. 3. R. Kelly made headlines in 2003 aQer he was indicted on 21 counts of child pornography.
  10. 10. Kelly was found not guilty on all accounts, so he never had to register as a sex offender.
  11. 11. 4. Welsh musician Ian Watkins is currently serving 35 years in prison aQer being found guilty of mulEple child sex offenses.
  12. 12. DetecVve Peter Doyle described Watkins as “the most dangerous sex offender” he had ever encountered.
  13. 13. 5. Pee Wee Herman, a.k.a. Paul Reubens, faced child pornography charges in 2001.
  14. 14. The child pornography charges were dropped, but Reubens had to register as a sex offender in California.
  15. 15. 6. In 2002, rapper MysEkal and two of his bodyguards allegedly forced his former hairdresser to perform oral sex on them.
  16. 16. Eventually, the rapper was sentenced to six years in prison and required to register as a sex offender Louisiana.
  17. 17. 7. In 1978, director Roman Polanski allegedly drugged and raped a 13- year-old girl. He served 42 days behind bars.
  18. 18. AQer his release, Polanski was going to be sent back to jail. He fled to France hours before he was formally sentenced.
  19. 19. 8. Former NBA star Ruben Patterson was accused of attempted rape in 2000…
  20. 20. …followed by a misdemeanor assault conviction (2001), a felony for domestic abuse (2002), and an arrest for drunk driving (2010).
  21. 21. 9. Vincent Margera, also known as “Don Vito” on MTV’s Viva La Bam, allegedly groped two minors in 2007.
  22. 22. Prior to his death, Margera was required to register as a sex offender for a minimum of 10 years.
  23. 23. 10. Shane Sparks was one of the judges on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew — and he is a registered sex offender.
  24. 24. In 2009, the choreographer was arrested on charges of child molestaEon with a minor under the age of 16.
  25. 25. 11. In 2011, former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor was declared a level 1 sex offender.
  26. 26. Taylor pled guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prosEtute, but his ajorneys successfully reduced his punishment.
  27. 27. 12. In 2011, former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was indicted on 48 counts of sex crimes against children.
  28. 28. Sandusky targeted young boys whom he met through The Second Mile, a youth charity organizaVon that he founded in 1977.
  29. 29. 13. Jeffrey Epstein is a philanthropist, financier, and registered sex offender.
  30. 30. In 2008, Epstein began serving an 18-month prison sentence aQer he was convicted of soliciEng an underage prosEtute.
  31. 31. The full list of shocking celebrity scandals goes on and on…
  32. 32. …so look up criminal records for these celebs (and people in your life) with Instant Checkmate.
  33. 33. READY TO START DIGGING? Learn about your favorite celebriVes on Instant Checkmate! www.instantcheckmate.com
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We love it when celebrities do good things — but we love it even more when a scandal breaks. From Jerry Sandusky to Roman Polanski, Instant Checkmate presents some of the most infamous celebrity crimes. Ready to learn more about your favorite celebs (and people you know)? Run a background check at InstantCheckmate.com today!

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