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.
The complaint referred to the 51-year-old Taylor only as "Client-1." It said he told Town of Ramapo police officers that he engaged in sex acts with a woman in a hotel room before paying her $300 in cash on Wednesday. It said "Client-1" told them he took a car service from Newark, N.J., to the hotel.
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Davis allegedly also plied the young girl with ecstasy and marijuana, and caused her to engaged in "commercial sex acts," ranging in price from $80 to $300. He even took pictures of her on his cell phone and send them to potential clients.
The 16-year-old girl reportedly told cops that Davis instructed her to tell Taylor that she was 19-year-old, according to the complaint.
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.
Meanwhile, the weight-loss company NutriSystem Inc. says it has dropped LT as a spokesman because of the charges.
Company spokeswoman Susan McGowan said Friday that the company was shocked at the allegation that Taylor had sex with a 16-year-old runaway and decided to sever the relationship.
McGowan, speaking from company headquarters in Horsham, Pa., said Taylor had been a spokesman for NutriSystem advertising and public relations since April 2009 and had lost 35 pounds to 250. She said he had been used heavily on national TV.