Former NY Giant Great Lawrence Taylor Indicted by Grand Jury on Third Degree Rape & Patronizing a Prostitute Charges
Former NY Giant great and NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in New York on six charges including third degree rape, patronizing a prostitute, endangering the welfare of a child, and sexual abuse. Lawrence Taoylor, the 10 time NFL Pro-Bowler finds himself in a world of trouble stemming from his May 2010 arrested inRockland County, NY. If convicted, Taylor could be looking at a 4 year prison sentence.
Lawrence Taylor, my how the mighty have fallen
The former New York Giants linebacker also was indicted on charges of endangering the welfare of a child, and sexual abuse and criminal sexual act in the third degree. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted. He has denied the charges.
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said the 16-year-old told investigators that she had been verbally threatened and physically assaulted by a pimp who drove her 26 miles north to the hotel where Taylor was waiting.
“One of the most effective ways to target prostitution is to go after the johns,” Zugibe said. “This indictment underscores our serious commitment to prosecuting those defendants who create a market for the region’s growing sex trade.”
Taylor’s attorney reiterated his client’s innocence Wednesday.
The indictment also alleges that Taylor paid the teenager $300 after the sex acts.
The alleged victim told investigators she was threatened and physically assaulted by another individual before being taken to the hotel room.
The victim told investigators her pimp had her tell the football star that she was 19-years-old, according to court documents.
The indictment includes one count of rape in the third degree, one count of criminal sexual acts in the third degree, two counts of sexual abuse in the third degree, one count of endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of patronizing a prostitute in the third degree, according to the Rockland County district attorney’s office.
What a mess Lawrence Taylor has made of his life.