Mike Tyson Research Paper

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A sex offender is a person convicted of crimes involving sex, including rape, molestations, sexual harassment, and pornography production or distribution (The Free Dictionary). Thousands of people are arrested every year for sex crimes, but most cases go unnoticed. On the other hand, some cases get huge media attention and coverage. This is because they involve a celebrity. Most people know Mike Tyson for being a professional boxer, a heavyweight champion, or even for his face tattoo. To some people, Mike Tyson is known for something else. In 1991, Tyson was accused of rape. Desiree Washington, an 18 year old girl, accused Mike Tyson of raping her when he was 25. Tyson stated that he did have sex with her, but he claimed it was consensual…show more content…
The charges were reduced, but the police discovered a video of him and his bodyguards forcing his hairdresser to perform oral sex on them. They also told the hairdresser that if she did not comply they would report her to the police for stealing money from Mystikal’s bank account. After all of this, Mystikal was sentenced to prison for six years. Roman Polanski, a famous film director and producer, was charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor in 1978. He allegedly drugged a teenage girl and had sex with her after a photo shoot. He was released from jail after serving 42 days. After his release he heard that a California judge was planning on sending him back to jail, so he fled the country and went back to France. Former NBA star Ruben Patterson is also a registered sex offender. The basketball player who played for the Lakers, Trail Blazers, and Nuggets was arrested in 2000. He was accused of attempting to rape his children’s nanny. He pled guilty and was sentenced to 15 days in jail and two years…show more content…
Shane Sparks is also a sex offender. He was arrested in 2009 for lewd acts upon a child. In 2011, he was sentenced to 270 days in jail and five years probation for one felony count of unlawful sex with a minor under 16. Lawrence Taylor is a former linebacker for the New York Giants. In 2011, Taylor pled guilty to patronizing an underage prostitute and sexual misconduct. He was sentenced to six years of probation. Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of sex crimes against children. The charges included corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of a child, indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and many more. Sandusky was sentenced to sixty years in prison. He is eligible for parole after 30 years, but if he does not get parole he will most likely die in prison. The sexual crimes committed by celebrities are just a very small percentage of all the sex crimes committed every year. Sex crimes happen every day and it is a huge problem. In the United States alone, there are nearly 800,000 registered sex offenders (Parents for Megan's Law and The Crime Victims Center). That number does not include the offenders that never got caught or the crimes that were not

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