May 7th, 2010
07:06 PM ET

Prostitute told to lie to Taylor, prosecutors say

The man accused of bringing an under-age prostitute to ex-NFL player Lawrence Taylor told her to lie about her age, prosecutors alleged in a federal complaint against the man on Friday.

The complaint says the alleged pimp, Rasheed Davis, told a 16-year-old prostitute to tell a "Client-1" that she was 19. The federal complaint against Davis does not refer to the former New York Giants linebacker by name, but the description of "Client-1" matches that of Taylor in the complaint against him.

The rape charges filed against Taylor on Thursday are based on the allegation that he had sexual intercourse with a minor - someone younger than 17.

The complaint against Davis also alleges that he assaulted the prostitute to coerce her into having sex with the client who matches Taylor's description.

In addition to the third-degree rape charges, Taylor - a 51-year-old member of the National Football League Hall of Fame - was charged Thursday with patronizing a prostitute, police in Ramapo, New York, said.

Taylor's attorney said his client denied the charges and will fight them.

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