Ugh. This story has such a high "ick" factor. I just hope it isn't true. LT
had seemingly successfully turned his life around. But if this is true, it's sad to see what happens to an admittedly addictive personality once the cameras are off.
But if it is true that he had sex with this girl, and if it is true that she was 16, he's done. It doesn't matter whether he knew that the girl was underage. It doesn't matter whether the girl lied to him about her age. Nor does it matter whether she looked her age at all. All that matters is what her age is.
Statutory rape is a strict liability offense, meaning if it's true, you're guilty. There is utterly no mitigating excuse that will lighten the sentence.