Man blames 5-year-old girl for rape because she grabbed his private partsBy Mason White 5:38 PM November 23, 2014
By: Tanya Malhotra
People in an Ohio courtroom, were horrified to hear a man claiming to be a victim after raping a young girl.
The man confessed to raping a 5-year-old girl after bribing her with ices. He then blamed his victim during his sentencing.
Clifford Taylor, 51, admitted to raping his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter while babysitting the child.
Now, a Lake County judge sentenced Taylor to 22 years in prison for forcing the child to perform a sex act on him.
Taylor faced a sentence of life in prison, but was speared when he agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors.
The judge handed down the maximum sentence despite the fact that Taylor tried to withdraw the guilty plea he made earlier.
At sentencing, Taylor once again admitted that the girl performed a sex act on him, but told the judge that the child initiated the act.
Taylor claimed that the 5-year-old girl and grabbed his private parts as she was experimenting.
“I was drunk and when I realized it was too late,” Taylor said. Taylor admitted that he encouraged the girl to perform sex acts on him by bribing her with a Pop pudding.
He also said that his lawyers pressured him to accept the plea agreement.