Lawrence Taylor Rape Defense: Masturbating

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Embattled NFL legend Lawrence Taylor plans to claim masturbation was all that went on in the Holiday Inn room where he's accused of raping a teen hooker.

LT's 16-year-old accuser says he was in the room, which he won't deny. But his lawyer says there was no sexual intercourse, an element of third degree rape.

As a source put it, LT engaged in a "masturbatory act" and that's it.

According to New York law, "A person is guilty of rape in the third degree when s/he engages in sexual intercourse with another person less than 17 years old."

But if there was no boning, as he says, was a crime still committed?

Intercourse or not, Lawrence Taylor is accused of disgusting behavior.

Interestingly ... in the criminal complaint against the alleged pimp, Rasheed Davis, authorities allege Taylor engaged in "sex acts" with the teenage accuser.

There is no mention of sexual intercourse, which is required for the charge levied against Taylor, who was arrested and charged with raping her last week.

As for the condom allegedly found in Taylor's Suffern, N.Y., hotel room?

Taylor's lawyers will argue the condom wasn't his and he didn't use it. His lawyer, Arthur Aidala, has denied any sex between Taylor and the girl happened.

Will this argument hold water with a jury? Sadly, we may find out ...

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