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Lawrence Taylor Officially Charged with Rape

6/23/2010 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lawrence Taylor has been indicted on rape charges for the incident involving a 16-year old prostitute he allegedly hired.

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In addition to rape, a grand jury also indicted the NFL Hall of Famer on the following charges: criminal sexual act, sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a child, and patronizing a prostitute.

Taylor was arrested in May at a Holiday Inn outside NYC.  Prosecutors say he paid the girl $300 to have sex.  Taylor denies having sex with her -- in fact sources connected to Taylor tell TMZ part of his defense will be that he masturbated.

LT's agent Mark Lepselter says their legal team "made a strategic decision to not put any of our evidence in front of the grand jury. We look forward to presenting our evidence at the appropriate time."

0623_taylor_lawyer_videoLT's lawyer says that they knew the indictment
was coming -- and they're confident they will
succeed in proving LT's innocence.


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16.

c    

Dude, next time call Charlie Sheen and get the number to a high-class service that caters to celebrities. A low-life pimp??? WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!?!

1478 days ago
17.

Celebrities Suck    

what ever happen with Steven Seagal's case? He's another old PERVERT that was sued for Sex Trafficking, Assault.



What's up with these celebrities going out of the USA or hiring pimps to find them under age illegals to have sex with?



http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/04/13/steven-seagal-sued-sex-trafficking-assault/

1478 days ago
18.

David    

So this skank ====>LIED<==== about her age and he gets charged with rape? LOL? Wow this legal system and America is a JOKE.

1478 days ago
19.

jessup    

Calling a 16-year old a "prostitute" is a little nuts. I doubt the 16 year old planned on being a prostitute. More like a sex slave better fits the description TMZ? TMZ shows a bias against the 16 year old. You have decided it was her career choice to be a prostitute.

1478 days ago
20.

Celebrities Suck    

25. David you need to get educated on this case I advise you to google the story. The pimp the forced the 16 yo to lie he beat the sh@#T out of her before even bring her to the hotel where this pervert was waiting for sex. The pimp is well known in NYC as a sex trafficker..

1478 days ago
21.

Celebrities Suck    

26. jessup ( wow thanks for this post about time someone agrees with what I've been posting. People need to remember the pimp is a well know sex trafficker out in NYC.



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Calling a 16-year old a "prostitute" is a little nuts. I doubt the 16 year old planned on being a prostitute. More like a sex slave better fits the description TMZ? TMZ shows a bias against the 16 year old. You have decided it was her career choice to be a prostitute.



Posted at 10:40 AM on Jun 23, 2010 by jessup

1478 days ago
22.

dd    

The wife needs to get a divorce attorney now before his cash is gone.

1478 days ago
23.

janja    

these guys just don't get it, every month theirs another one screwing around on the wife and ruining their famous names. Ruining the family name, I hope he goes to jail, then he can screw around in there all he wants.
Jerk!

1478 days ago
24.

Pistol    

I believe he knew what he was getting.

1478 days ago
25.

hmmm    

Sadly he will get off with it as most do. Interesting times in sports these days with men feeling entitilement because of there status.. With that said this young girl should also be charged. Will she have any charges?
Off season in football is a whole new level coming to lite this year & I suspect some of the guys have tailed back some of there activites on a personal level. BIG NAMED ones too..

1478 days ago
26.

Everyones~A~Star    

Dear LT: I have a 16 year old daughter. If you masterbated in front of her the police would be arresting ME for the unholy hell i would unleash upon you. It is not ok to masterbate in front of kids. In my mothers culture what was done with pedophiles like you is they sewed them into gunny sacks with rocks and dropped them overboard. Arent you a lucky man that laws are now in place to protect YOU from old school methods of social justice. Prostitutes are sex slaves. its sexual slavery. You sexually enslaved a child. If you were a man you would be gratefull laws exist protecting YOU from that girls family and the concerned public and plead guilty and step up and set an example for other men...instead of making excuses for your disgusting behaviour. Hall of Fame? no you belong in the hall of shame alongside roman polinski. Jail is much nicer then how earlier generations would have dealt with you....I hope you realize this and are gratefull for much more merciful punishment you will recieve thanks to the law. You yourself showed no mercy preying upon the vulnerable and downtrodden...which is what your doing when you purchase people.

1478 days ago
27.

hotwildflower    

All I can ask is...was it worth it? You'll probably end up in jail, reputation is ruined, lost your wife, who knows how much this will cost you financially??



I'll never understand how a man will give up his whole life for sex.

1478 days ago
28.

Saint Judas    

That pimp probably worked for Acorn.

1478 days ago
29.

Celebrities Suck    

it's pretty sad but men don't think with their top head when they are going to bang someone while they are married, or already in a relationship. They think with the wrong head that doesn't have a brain..... just saying!!!



fact!!!

1478 days ago
30.

dave    

@35
The girl told LT she was 19 !!! stop making it seem like this girl is so much the victim here....she lied and made things worse for LT

1478 days ago
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