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Lawrence Taylor Jr., son of former NFL star, is charged with rape, report says

Lawrence Taylor Jr.
CBS Atlanta
Lawrence Taylor Jr.
CBS Atlanta

(CBS) POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. - Cobb County sheriff's office records show the 16-year-old son of former NFL star Lawrence Taylor has been arrested for rape and sodomy, reports CBS Atlanta.

According to the station, Lawrence Taylor Jr. was arrested on Sunday July 7 and remained in custody for one day.

The teen has reportedly been charged with statutory rape, aggravated child molestation and aggravated sodomy.

In 2010, his father, the NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor, was accused of raping a 16-year-old runaway.

The former New York Giants star won the lawsuit. He acknowledged he had sex in 2010 with a prostitute, but denied that he ignored obvious signs she was a teen runaway in distress.

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