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Taylor charged with rape, solicitation

Updated: May 7, 2010, 2:54 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

SUFFERN, N.Y. -- Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was charged Thursday with raping a 16-year-old runaway who police said was forced into prostitution by a man who had beaten her up.

Taylor, a 51-year-old former New York Giants star who has faced drug and tax evasion charges in the past, paid the girl $300 for sex in a Holiday Inn, where he was arrested early Thursday, said Christopher St. Lawrence, supervisor of the town of Ramapo.

The man who'd beaten the girl drove ...

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