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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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31.

chad    

That is so messed up, I guess there really is a double standard when it comes to things like this, the media just makes everyone look bad anyways, judge not lest ye be judged

1496 days ago
32.

Kim    

Yay!

1496 days ago
33.

true    

Huh! just another reason to keep your butt faithfull. You always end up looking like your TRUE self an idiot.I bet you wish you could turn back the hands of time Huh!

1496 days ago
34.

rick    

Great company for O J

1496 days ago
35.

Barb    

What a bunch of losers posting today. She lied to him and deserves to be right beside him in jail. She better have been charged with prositiution.

1496 days ago
36.

uncle phil    

300 bucks to rub one out?! the internet costs 30 bucks a month. you don't have to be a mathamagician to figure out which one makes more sense. plus you can't get "the clap" from a T1 line.

1496 days ago
37.

Darlene    

Some of these girls nowdays are sleazy acting!!! Cant always blame the man!

1496 days ago
38.

gutsygirl    

LT, meet your new wife, Bubba.

1496 days ago
39.

Mikey    

Thats what happens when you masturbate. Carrie Prejean masturbated on video and look what happened to her.

1496 days ago
40.

J    

LT and OJ finally get to play on the same team together- most likely as wide receivers.....

1496 days ago
41.

Fiama    

Massive jail time for JT and her pimp.

1496 days ago
42.

Guest    

Shame! Shame! Shame on you LT! Dumb-ass fool!

1496 days ago
43.

Cody    

If you are planning to pay for sex, by all means, DO NOT DO IT IN USA. Try Europe and Asia instead !

1496 days ago
44.

Norm    

LT is a wreck and in huge trouble. Even Vegas Oddsmakers have him a heavy favorite to do some serious jail time.



http://www.sbrforum.com/props-odds/former-giants-player-lawrence-taylor-heavily-favored-be-convicted-rape-a-14577/

1496 days ago
45.

gemini81    

JUST ANOTHER SLEAZY ATHLETE ABUSING WOMEN, BIG F***ING SURPRISE!! SO TIRED OF SEEING BLACK DUDES ON TMZ FOR GUNS/RAPE/ABUSE, AND THESE GUYS ARE CONSIDERED ROLE MODELS!!

1496 days ago
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