NEW YORK (CBS) The alleged pimp at the center of the Lawrence Taylor rape case, Rasheed Davis, was on parole at the time of the alleged incident. He had been in prison, according to the New York Department of Corrections, for first-degree manslaughter and robbery.
In prison documents and a conversation with a Corrections spokeswoman, CBS News' Crimesider learned that Davis was arrested in January 1991 for possession of stolen property but was released. He was then arrested again in August 1991 and charged with manslaughter in the first-degree.
He was tried on both charges in 1994 and sentenced on April 6, 1994 to 8 1/3 to 25 years and sent to Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill, N.Y. He first came up for parole in 1999 - after serving the minimum as required by New York State - but was denied.
He would get denied four more times, in 2001, 2003, 2005 and again in 2007, before being granted a conditional release in March 2008. At this point he had served two-thirds of his sentence and was therefore eligible for what Linda M. Foglia, Assistant Public Information Officer for NYDOC, called an "invisible release date." Foglia explained that after having served that time, Davis became eligible for parole based solely on his behavior in prison, and not the nature of his crime.
Since he was still on parole at the time of his arrest in connection with the alleged Lawrence Taylor incident, he will now possibly have to appear before a parole board who will determine if he must return to prison for the balance of his sentence for having violated the terms of his parole, which could mean he won't be out until 2016.
And that's not counting the potential prostitution and trafficking charges.
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