Posted by Simon at 1:50 PM
One-time sports anchor Marvell Scott is under arrest on rape charges. WCBS-TV reports Scott, formerly with WABC-TV/Channel 7, surrendered to police this morning.
Police say Scott raped a 14-year-old prostitute in his Midtown Manhattan apartment.
Scott was scheduled to face a judge Tuesday afternoon. His attorney, according to WCBS, says Scott is the victim of a shakedown by two prostitutes and a pimp.
Scott, who turns 37 on February 28, left WABC in May initially believed to be on an extended vacation. However, he never returned. Instead, Scott went on to pursue a medical practice. Dr. Marvell Scott specializes in sports medicine.
He told the Daily News in June that he was in the final stages of his education and a fellowship at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Hamilton, N.J.
Jeezus, this story has everything, a sports anchor, a doctor, a underage prostitute, a shakedown. It must be true. [Examiner]