NY Official: Cops Knew They Were After Taylor

Published May 7, 2010

SUFFERN, N.Y. (AP) — A police official says officers knew they were going after football star Lawrence Taylor when they raided a suburban hotel room after a 16-year-old runaway said she was taken there for sex.

Christopher St. Lawrence, the town supervisor and police commissioner in Ramapo, N.Y., said on the CBS "Early Show" Friday that authorities learned from the victim that the man was the 51-year-old NFL Hall of Famer.

Taylor was charged Thursday with third-degree rape and patronizing a prostitute. His lawyer, Arthur Aidala, denied the charges again Friday on NBC's "Today" show.

St. Lawrence also said that when police surprised Taylor, he asked to use the bathroom but was denied. St. Lawrence said some evidence was then recovered from the bathroom.

 

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