Clifford Taylor Blames Victim : Ohio man confesses to raping 5-year-old, blames victim

Clifford Taylor Blames Victim : Ohio man confesses to raping 5-year-old, blames victim

Clifford Taylor Blames His Victim: Child Rapist Says 5-Year-Old Girl Actually, Taylor, a 51-year-old former research scientist, was given the maximum sentence of 22 years on Nov. 12, the News-Herald reported.

“I don’t even remember what I told you. But it wasn’t true,” Clifford Taylor said at his sentencing. “The lie was that I put my penis in her mouth for Pudding Pops. My penis did get into her mouth, but I didn’t put it there. She put it there. She grabbed me. She was experimenting. I was drunk and realized it too late.”

According to the News-Herald, Clifford Taylor claimed that he was forced to lie about what he had previously admitted by his attorney, Public Defender James Mathews, in an effort to get a plea deal.

“I need to rescind the plea deal,” Clifford Taylor said to Judge Eugene Lucci. “I was not told the truth by my attorney. He threatened me.”

“I was threatened with mental incompetence. He threatened me, saying there was some reason I wasn’t thinking properly,” Clifford Taylor said. ““I am not a monster like everybody is making me out to me.”

Lucci ultimately sentenced Clifford Taylor to two years more than was originally recommended, later commenting on his effort to change his story.

“There was not a scintilla of remorse,” Lucci said. “Even in court he blamed the victim for taking his penis in her mouth as a form of experimentation. At the age of 5!”

Mathews requested that he be excused from representing Clifford Taylor at any future hearings. Taylor has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the crime, and was also deemed a sex offender for life.