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13 Infamous Celebrity Sex Offender Scandals
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Check out these 13 infamous and highly publicized celebrity sex offender scandals that caused a media frenzy. You wont believe this!

13 Infamous Celebrity Sex Offender Scandals

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  2. 2. ike Tyson M Mike Tyson is known for many things (such as his professional boxing titles) and of course, that face tattoo. Unfortunately the former heavyweight champion of the world is also known for another, less admirable incident that took place back in 1991. Tyson, then 25, was accused of rape by 18-year-old Desiree Washington. He admitted to having sex with her, but he claimed that it was consensual. The jury did not agree, and Tyson was convicted of the rape charge and sentenced to six years in prison and an additional four years probation. After three years behind bars, Tyson was released and registered as a sex offender in his home state of Nevada. He is also required to register as a sex offender in any state that he travels to prior to his arrival. Other states he is registered in include Hawaii, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
  3. 3. eubens Paul R Paul Reubens, also known as Pee Wee Herman, has had a couple shameful run-ins with the law. In 1991, he was busted for indecent exposure when undercover officers caught him exposing himself in an adult movie theater in Sarasota, FL. Then, in 2001, officials raided Reubens’ home and seized images from his computer that included minors engaging in sexual acts. He appeared in court in 2004 and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor obscenity charge and was sentenced to three years probation. He was also ordered to register as a sex offender while on probation.
  4. 4. R. Kelly R. Kelly never had to register as a sex offender, but we still had to include his highly publicized sex scandal on our list. Unless you were living under a rock in 2003, then surely you can recall the incident: Kelly made headlines after he was arrested and indicted on 21 counts of child pornography, which were later reduced to 14 counts. If convicted, he would have faced 15 years in prison, a $100,000 fine, and mandatory sex offender registration in the state of Illinois. A Chicago jury found Kelly not guilty on all counts, but the singer will always be known for this infamous sex scandal.
  5. 5. Watkins Ian Ian Watkins is the former frontman of the Welsh rock group, Lostprophets, and he is undoubtedly the most heinous scumbag on this list. In December, Watkins was sentenced to 35 years in prison after being found guilty of multiple child sex offenses including one count of attempting to rape a baby. Disgusting, right? It was also reported that Watkins showed no empathy or remorse for his detestable actions, and UK Detective Peter Doyle described Watkins as “the most dangerous sex offender” he’d ever encountered. Doyle also predicted that further allegations will continue to emerge while the singer is incarcerated.
  6. 6. Sparks Shane If you ever watched the MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, then you’ll recognize Shane Sparks as one of the show’s judges. The emmy-winning choreographer was arrested in 2009 on charges related to lewd acts upon a child. In 2011, Sparks pled no contest to one felony count of unlawful sex with a minor under 16, and he was sentenced to 270 days in jail and five years probation. In addition, Sparks was also slapped with a mandatory 52-session sex offender counseling program.
  7. 7. y Jones Jeffre Although he looks much older and weathered in his mugshot, most readers probably recognize Jeffrey Jones from his role as the school principal in the cult classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Jones originally registered as a sex offender in 2003 after he pled no contest to hiring a teenage boy to pose for explicit photos. But then, in 2010, Jones was busted again when he failed to update his sex offender registry information. All registered sex offenders are legally required to update their information periodically, and failing to do so can lead to additional charges. In Jones’ case, his negligence resulted in a felony charge, for which he received 250 hours of community service.
  8. 8. ystikal M In 2002, rapper Mystikal (real name Michael Tyler) was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and extortion. Allegedly, he and two of his bodyguards made his former hairdresser perform oral sex on them, telling her that if she didn’t comply, they’d turn her into police for cashing unauthorized checks from Mystikal’s bank account. The charges were reduced and the rapper pled guilty to sexual battery, but police later revealed that they’d discovered a videotape of the alleged assault. This led to a lengthy back-and-forth dispute between the prosecution and the defense over the charges. Eventually, the rapper was sentenced to six years in prison and was required to register as a sex offender in the state of Louisiana.
  9. 9. olanski Roman P Back in 1978, famed Director Roman Polanski was charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor after he allegedly drugged a teenage girl and had sex with her after a photoshoot in actor Jack Nicholson’s home. Polanski served 42 days behind bars for his crime, but after his release he got word that a California judge was planning to send him back to the slammer. Instead of accepting his fate, the convicted sex offender fled to France. His French citizenship protects him from being extradited back to the U.S, but a bench warrant was issued for his arrest many years ago. So, if Polanski ever did choose to return on his own accord, he’d be in big trouble.
  10. 10. e Taylor Lawrenc In 2011, former New York Giants linebacker, Lawrence Taylor, was declared a level 1 sex offender. Offenders in this category are considered low-risk, and they are not required to have their photos posted on the online sex offender registry. Taylor was originally deemed a level 2 offender after pleading guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute, but his defense attorneys were successfully able to get his punishment reduced. Taylor was also sentenced to six years probation.
  11. 11. Margera Vincent Vincent Margera, also known as “Don Vito,” was one of the stars of MTV’s hit reality show, Viva La Bam. In 2007, Margera was convicted of two counts of sexual assault on a child after he allegedly groped two girls age 12 and 14. Margera was sentenced to 10 years probation, and he was required to register as a sex offender for a minimum of 10 years, but could be required to register for life.
  12. 12. ndusky Jerry Sa In 2011, former Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky, was indicted on 40 counts of sex crimes against children, all of whom were young boys. The indictment came after a threeyear child molestation investigation that began in 2008. The worst part was that Sandusky targeted and groomed victims whom he met through The Second Mile, a youth charity organization that HE founded in 1977. The charges against Sandusky included involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent assault, and many more. By the time he went to trial, the charges had increased and the jury found him guilty on 45 of 48 counts. In October of 2012, Sandusky was sentenced to 60 years behind bars with eligibility for parole after 30 years. However, being that he is already in his late 60s, it’s highly likely that the former coach will die in prison.
  13. 13. Epstein Jeffrey Jeffrey Epstein is famous for funding scientific research, most of which is geared toward new discoveries in medicine and medical treatment. Some of the researchers he has supported have even gone on to win the Nobel Prize. So, judging from his resume and philanthropic work, Epstein kind of looks like a saint, right? Well, yeah that may have been the case if it weren’t for his sex offender status. Yup, in 2008, Epstein began serving an 18-month prison sentence after he was convicted of soliciting an underage prostitute. He remained behind bars for 13 months and is now a registered sex offender his home state of Florida.
  14. 14. atterson Ruben P Ruben Patterson is a former NBA star who played for several professional teams including the Los Angeles Lakers, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Denver Nuggets. Unfortunately, his basketball skills are overshadowed by a long list of off-court incidents. In 2000, Patterson was accused of attempting to rape his children’s nanny. He pled guilty to the charge, and was sentenced to 15 days behind bars and two years probation. He was also required to register as a sex offender, but that wasn’t the end of his legal troubles. In 2001, he was convicted of misdemeanor assault after he attacked a man outside an Ohio nightclub. Patterson was then arrested again in 2002 for felony domestic abuse, and once more in 2010 for drunk driving. Yikes Patterson . . . get it together!
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Check out these 13 infamous and highly publicized celebrity sex offender scandals that caused a media frenzy. You wont believe this!


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