Ex-Giant Lawrence Taylor arraigned in NY rape

(AP) - Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylorhas been arraigned on rape and prostitution charges in an assaulton a 16-year-old runaway who police said

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

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

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

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

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

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

To see the full police press conference on Taylor?s arrest, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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