LoHud.com, the website for The Journal News, reported that the alleged victim in the case is a 15-year-old girl from New York.
“She was a runaway since March and there was a pimp involved,” Rampano (N.Y.) police supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence told The Journal News. “She got punched in the face. We’re not sure who did it.”
Also according to The Journal News, Taylor is being charged with third-degree rape, which is essentially the state’s statutory rape charge. However, Ramapo (N.Y.) police detective Lt. Brad Weidel told the Associated Press that Taylor had not been formally charged.
The Town of Ramapo Police Department website says it is “currently investigating a reported rape that occurred 5/6/10 in the early am hours at the Holidome Hotel in Montebello, N.Y. Currently under arrest is Lawrence J. Taylor DOB 2/4/59 of Pembroke Pines, FLA. Formal charges will be filed upon the completion of our investigation.”
A news conference is planned for Thursday afternoon at which authorities say additional information will be released.
Posted on May 6, 2010 by btx3