TMZ reports that the underage girl involved in the Lawrence Taylor rape case says she was ordered by her pimp to say that she was 19 and not 16.
NEW YORK – The man who authorities say set up football star Lawrence Taylor with a 16-year-old runaway has been charged with sex trafficking of a child.
Rasheed Davis was charged in a criminal complaint filed Friday in Manhattan federal court.
The complaint referred to the 51-year-old Taylor as “Client-1.” It said he told police officers in Ramapo, N.Y., that he engaged in sex acts with a woman in a hotel room Wednesday before paying her $300 in cash. It said “Client-1″ told them he took a car service from Newark, N.J., to the hotel.
Taylor was charged Thursday with third-degree rape and patronizing a prostitute. His lawyer, Arthur Aidala, has denied the charges, saying Taylor did not have sex with the girl and did not rape her.