Marvell Scott, 36, a former Channel 7 sports anchor, was arrested this morning for allegedly raping a 14-year-old prostitute in his midtown apartment two years ago.
According to WCBS-TV, Scott’s attorney claims he is the victim of a shakedown by two prostitutes and a pimp.
WCBS reporter Lou Young tweeted about an hour ago: “Marvel Scott admits inviting 3 troubled runaways to his Midtown apt in June 2008. Gave DNA sample 1 year ago.”
Young also tweeted: “Lawyer says 3 teens asked Marvell Scott for help in Midtown and he agreed. Rape allegation followed. Claims it’s a shake-down.” Scott is expected to make a statement after his arraignment this afternoon.