Lawrence Taylor Indicted on Rape Charges

Football great accused of having sex with teen prostitute
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 23, 2010 11:18 AM CDT
A May 6 file photo of Lawrence Taylor with his attorney, Arthur Idala, left.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
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(Newser) – Pro football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor has been indicted by a suburban New York grand jury on charges of rape, criminal sexual act, and sexual abuse. The indictment today comes after his May 6 arrest at a Holiday Inn. Prosecutors say he paid a 16-year-old girl $300 to have sex with him. Taylor has denied the charges.

The former New York Giant was also indicted on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and patronizing a prostitute. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe says the 16-year-old told investigators that she had been verbally threatened and physically assaulted. She said she was brought to the hotel room by a pimp later arrested by New York City police.

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