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Taylor Admitted Paying For Sex

FBI: Ex-football star made admissions after rape arrest

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Taylor Admitted Paying For Sex

MAY 7--Following his arrest yesterday for statutory rape, Lawrence Taylor admitted to cops that he paid a young woman $300 for 'engaging in sex acts,' according to a criminal complaint filed against a Bronx man accused of pimping out the 16-year-old runaway.

In a U.S. District Court complaint filed against Rasheed Davis, FBI Agent Mara Schneider disclosed that the ex-football star (who is referred to as 'Client-1' in the document) spoke with Ramapo Police Department officers after being given a Miranda warning. Taylor, 51, reportedly told cops that he took a car service from Newark International Airport to a Holiday Inn where 'he met with a female.' After 'engaging in sex acts with Victim-1, Client-1 paid Victim-1 $300 in cash.'

Davis, charged with the sex trafficking of a minor, is pictured in the mug shot at left. He was photographed in February 2008, shortly before his release from the New York State prison system, where he served about 14 years on a manslaughter conviction. According to the complaint, Davis plied the girl with Ecstasy and 'used violence to force' the teenager to 'engage in a commercial sex act' with Taylor. Davis also allegedly directed the girl to tell Taylor that she was 19. (5 pages)