Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor stands accused of raping a 15-year-old girl who is described as "a runaway from New York City controlled by a pimp," the Journal News paper in Lower Hudson Valley is reporting.
According to the report, Taylor was arrested in a hotel and is being held in the Rampopo town police lockup pending arraignment on a charge of third-degree rape, which involves having intercourse with a minor.
Police say the girl was brought to the hotel by a pimp and that she was punched in the face and needed treatment at a hospital, although they have not said it was Taylor who punched her. Police are expected to give more details on Thursday afternoon.
The girl reportedly texted her uncle, who called the police.