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Cops: Lawrence Taylor Arrested for Rape

5/6/2010 11:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NFL legend Lawrence Taylor has been arrested on suspicion of rape in New York, this according to police.

Lawrence Taylor has been arrested for rape
Officials have released a statement confirming 51-year-old Taylor was taken into custody by police after someone accused the Hall of Famer of committing rape early this morning at a Holiday Inn in Suffern, NY.

The Town of Ramapo Police Department is currently investigating the situation.

A news conference is scheduled to take place in the next few hours.

Taylor -- who's considered one of the greatest defensive players of all time -- recently performed a stint on "Dancing with the Stars."

Taylor has a deep history with the law -- he's been arrested multiple times on drug charges ... and back in November, he was arrested for hit-and-run.

UPDATE: According to a local NY paper, authorities have identified the victim as a 15-year-old girl, who was working under the control of a pimp. TMZ has not been able to independently confirm the report.

Story developing ...

Lawrence Taylor has been arrested for rape

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61.

Lisa Busch    

Lt and Ben..........two men that had it all and gave it up for something stupid.........i hope the steelers get rid of ben, and i bleed black and gold!!!but this is embarassng to our city and the steelers.

1526 days ago
62.

angfelo weathers    

what happen to being right before being wrong. or is it just because it is a black man and a former star. We didn't hear a thing when the other star was accused of the same thing. what's up with that. black is wrong and white is right!

1525 days ago
63.

kim    

why is he being set-up. my husband was a linebacker. why is the little whore from Bronx looking to press charges for money cause she never had it. go get a job and go abck to school you little bitch. you got what you desrve a lot of lying all from NYC. just looking for money that's why you were pimped out. HElLO??? be a real women if that is the life you want go get a real job you dumb whore???

1523 days ago
64.

mama    

First of all you dont have to be black, white ,brown or any other skin color to be a friggin loser,criminal,wack o... so all you haters and racists get over it...you just sound lame and hateful
Then about Larry..what a creep !

1523 days ago
65.

margie millard    

you need to leave people alone

1521 days ago
66.

Tina Patterson    

A lot of these young girls be looking older than they are. Let's give this a rest, he's already scared and nervous to death; because he has to look in his family faces, hell his kids probably don't want to go to school you know they're going to be teased!!!

1521 days ago
67.

sandi    

Punk Bitch!! 16'll get u 20! fool! Didn't yo moma ever tell u that?U probably knew her age, but don't matter in court. Your job 2 make sure!In your case, I hope u get at least 50 years- *******!!

1520 days ago
68.

Celebrities Suck    

Maybe the 16 year old has not been charged because the pimp has been charged a few times with human trafficking. You might want to educate yourself about this case. Maybe the girl isn't a prostitute and is a young girl that was trafficked from out of state and was forced to sell herself.



please repost....



1510 days ago
69.

Celebrities Suck    

Maybe the 16 year old has not been charged because the pimp has been charged a few times with human trafficking. You might want to educate yourself about this case. Maybe the girl isn't a prostitute and is a young girl that was trafficked from out of state and was forced to sell herself.



LT HAS to register as sex offender. Under New York law, third-degree rape is defined as someone 21 or older having sex with someone under 17.



please repost....

1510 days ago
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