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Ex-NFL star Lawrence Taylor arraigned in NY rape

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

SUFFERN, N.Y. (AP) - Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor has been arraigned on rape and prostitution charges in an assault on a 16-year-old runaway who police said was brought to his New York hotel room against her will.

A Rockland County judge set bail at $75,000.

The former New York Giants linebacker was arrested early Thursday at a Holiday Inn in Suffern, N.Y. He was charged with third-degree rape and third-degree patronizing a prostitute.

Authorities said the victim was 16, one year below the legal age of consent in New York.

Taylor's lawyer, Arthur Aidala, said the player denies the charges.

A 36-year-old parolee is charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He is accused of bringing the girl to Taylor's hotel.

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