Disgraced gridiron great Lawrence Taylor admitted paying for sex at a suburban Holiday Inn where police say he raped a 16-year-old runaway, federal prosecutors said yesterday in a criminal complaint against the girl's alleged pimp. The papers filed in federal court in Manhattan refer to Taylor only as "Client-1." Authorities claim Taylor told police following his arrest Thursday that he had taken a car service from Newark International Airport to the hotel to meet "Victim-1."
Taylor told investigators that after "engaging in sex acts" with the victim, he paid her $300 in cash, the complaint says. The man charged in the complaint, Rasheed Davis, had told the Giants legend the girl was 19, the court papers say. Taylor, 51, was charged Thursday with third-degree rape and patronizing a prostitute. His lawyer has denied the charges. Police believe Taylor used a middleman to arrange the liaison, but said yesterday they hadn't identified that person.