A judge has agreed to hear claims by pro football great Lawrence Taylor that statements he made when he was arrested on a rape charge should not be allowed at his trial.
Rockland County prosecutors disclosed Tuesday that the judge granted part of a motion filed by Taylor's attorney. The attorney said Taylor's statements were inadmissible because police did not have a warrant when they arrested him.
The former NFL MVP is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute in a suburban New York hotel room. He has pleaded not guilty to third-degree rape and other charges.
Prosecutor Arthur Ferraro said Lawrence's statements were taken properly.
The statements were not described. Court papers in a related case say Taylor admitted to sex acts with the girl.