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    NY - Lawrence Taylor for rape of 15yo girl, Montebello, 2010

    "The former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor was arrested early Thursday morning and will be charged with third-degree rape involving a 15-year-old girl at a hotel in Montebello, N.Y., according to police. . .
    “She was a runaway since March and there was a pimp involved,” Mr. St. Lawrence told the Journal News. “She got punched in the face. We’re not sure who did it.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/07/sp...or.html?src=mv
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    Press Conference at 3:30 PM EDT on ESPN

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    ESPN is reporting that Lawrence Taylor will be arraigned today at 5pm eastern time on charges of 3rd degree statutory rape. If convicted, he could face 4 years in prison and have to register as a RSO.

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    Not that it makes a huge difference but ESPN is reporting that the victim is 16, not 15.

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    According to the police (being reported on ESPN) the 16 year old was taken from the Holiday Inn in NY by her "pimp" (the polices' words) after allegedly having sexual intercourse with Lawrence Taylor. While in the car, she was able to text message her uncle who arranged to meet her and called NY police who met with her as well.

    Lawrence Taylor was arrested in the Holiday Inn hotel room that the victim was able to point out and describe early this morning.

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    oh boy.

    this is gonna be a firestorm in all directions

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    I wish I could say I'm shocked, but with all we have seen of our "professional athletes", I am not.

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    ESPN just showed a brief of the police chief speaking...all he really went over was the charges he is facing: Being a customer to a prostitute under the age of 17 and 3rd degree rape.

    If he's convicted, he would have to register as a sex offender and could face 5 years in jail (1 year for the being a customer to a prostitute charge, and 4 years for the 3rd degree rape charge) if given the maximum sentence.

    The arraignment is happening right now on ESPN where he is requesting bail.

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    Arraignment Recap

    It's confirmed that the victim is 16, not 15.

    Lawrence Taylor allegedly paid the victim $300 for sexual intercourse.

    Hearing will be within the next 5 days.

    Prosecution is requesting a $100,000 bail due to prior charges and a past issue with jumping bail. He lives in Pembroke Pines with his wife and 3 children..not in the state of NY.

    Lawrence Taylors attorney says LT hasn't touched drugs in over 12 years (in reference to his previous charges) and is denying all rape charges. Says he's a law abiding citizen who wants nothing more than to deal with this issue and fight these charges. His attorney is requesting that he be released on his own accordance.

    Bail was set at $75,000
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    Attorney Presser Recap

    Lawrence Taylor's attorney speaking now.. says LT hasn't touched drugs in over 12 years and has been clean ever since. Says "all he wants to do is go back to Florida and be with his wife".

    Attorney says there was no threats, violence, etc. made. Says the district attorney is charging him with consensual sex and it is "only rape because of her age". Says Lawrence Taylor was in NY to "work and play golf" and says him and LT have "no idea who she is" and her "name is no where on any paperwork they've gotten".

    Says LT "did not have sex with anyone. Period. Amen." His attorney continues to say "he's absolutely devastated".

    His attorney says all they have is initials "CF" and to "stay away from CF" and is "falsely accusing him of a felony" but him and his client have no idea who "CF" is. They don't have a name, only initials.

    LT's "long time business partner and friend" Mark __ (didn't catch the last name) is speaking now. Says he's known Lawrence for 20 years and he's never seen LT this distraught. Says Lawrence plans to go back home to Pembroke Pines where he'll stay until his court date on June 10th and "he's worked very hard over the last 12 years to change perceptions about him and the guy I deal with on a day to day basis is someone many people are fond of and is good to a lot of people." Says he had a corporate appearance this evening in NYC and that's why he was in NY last night.
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    Thanks for the updates.

    I wonder if the "pimp" will be facing charges too? I hope so b/c he is the reason this girl was placed in this position in the first place. I don't agree with rape of any kind, but IMO he is worse than LT b/c I am sure this is not the first incident where she was made to prostitute herself to much older men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sissy1355 View Post
    Thanks for the updates.

    I wonder if the "pimp" will be facing charges too? I hope so b/c he is the reason this girl was placed in this position in the first place. I don't agree with rape of any kind, but IMO he is worse than LT b/c I am sure this is not the first incident where she was made to prostitute herself to much older men.
    According to ESPN, the "pimp"- Rasheed Davis, was arrested as well.

    "Police said the girl was reported missing by her family in March and had been staying with a 36-year-old parolee, Rasheed Davis, in the Bronx. The two met a few weeks ago at a Bronx bus stop, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said.

    "He chats her up. She explains she doesn't have a place to stay. He provides one," Browne said.

    Davis, who was arrested on charges of unlawful imprisonment, assault and endangering the welfare of a child, then forced her to perform sexual favors for others, authorities said.

    Early Thursday morning, Davis punched and kicked her, drove her to the hotel against her will and told her she had to have sex with Taylor, police said. When she refused, Davis handed her over to Taylor, who sexually assaulted her, they said. Taylor paid her $300, which she gave to Davis, police said."

    Snipped from http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/n...ory?id=5167613

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    Nutrisystem cuts ties with LT

    Nutrisystem, the weight loss company, said Friday that it has ended its relationship with Lawrence Taylor, the former New York Giants linebacker charged with rape.

    Taylor had been one of Nutrisystem's spokesmen.

    In a statement, Nutrisystem said, "We are shocked and saddened by these very serious allegations against Lawrence Taylor. Based on the severity of these allegations, Nutrisystem has made the decision to sever our relationship with Mr. Taylor effective immediately."
    Snipped from http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/05/07/...ase/index.html

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    On the reports I heard this morning, there was mention of them finding a used condom in his hotel room.
    I know it sounds gross but IMO they'll be able to get dna off of it of both him and the girl. That should be able to prove pretty clearly if there had been contact between them.

    Being a runaway it's no surprise that some **** was able to get ahold of her and this type of crime happens all the time, we're just hearing about this one because of who she was pimped out to.

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    If LT did this I hope they throw the book at him, lock him up and throw away the key.

    That said. I think I will wait to decide if I believe it or not til more of the facts are in. Something seems hinky about this to me.

    This girl is a runaway and gets picked up by a pimp, who according to some reports on network news programs beat her to gain her compliance, but she is allowed to keep her cel phone and allowed to shoot off a text message to an uncle immediately after the rape? But she couldn't get off a text message to the same uncle BEFORE the alleged rape? WHat pimp/huma trafficking POS do you know that lets their property have an access to or keep their cel phone while trying to subjogate and subdue them? IDK There is just too little information for me to rush to judgment yet.

    I hate to say it, but human trafficking is a really hot topic right now and right on the heels of the other big sports QB rape scandal. Plus this victim is underage and therefore her name and identity are not available to JT and his attorneys to even begin to see if there is some other motive for this story than an actual rape.

    I know this won't be popular, but I do not want to find myself reading a story, getting my fur up, going off half cocked and screaming "hang em high" without really knowing the facts. Before I pick up my torch and pitchfork, I think I will just hang back til more info comes out.

    as a fellow members says, where there's hink there's stink and something smells funny to me about this one.
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