edyta sliwinska lawrence taylor Lawrence Taylor, former NFL er and 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant, indicted for rape
Lawrence Taylor, a Hall of Fame linebacker for the New York Giants from 1981 to 1993 and contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” Season 8 with Edyta Sliwinska, has been indicted by a grand jury in New York on charges of rape, criminal sexual act and sexual abuse.

]]>May 6 arrest at a New York Holiday Inn where prosecutors say he paid $300 to have sex with a 16-year-old girl. Taylor was also indicted on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and patronizing a prostitute. Rockland Country District Attorney Thomas Zugibe says the girl claims she was verbally threatened and physically assaulted. She says she was taken to the hotel room by a pimp, who was later arrested by NYC police. Taylor is denying the charges, claiming he didn’t know the girl was 16 years old. However, ignorance of the girl’s age is not a defense in the eyes in the law, according to ESPN. Follow Zap2it and Zap2it Andrea on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: ABC

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