Maumelle Police investigate former boxing champion in a sexual assault case

The investigation centers around what happened at a Maumelle hotel Friday night.
MAUMELLE, AR - The investigation centers around what happened at a Maumelle hotel Friday night.

According to a police report, a woman says she drove from Mississippi to meet former boxing champ Jermain Taylor, who she claims to have known since 2006.

In the report, the woman claims the two smoked marijuana in room 214, and that Taylor would pay her $2,000 for sexual relations.

The woman, who FOX16 is not identifying because she is involved with a sexual assault case, says an argument ensued, which resulted in her falling down the stairs and breaking her ankle.

Police found her disoriented and charged her with possession of a controlled substance. Taylor was not in the room when police arrived, but the hotel manager told police he saw Taylor there.

Lt. Jim Hansard with the Maumelle Police won’t get into any specifics.

"Can you comment on the validity of the allegation?" FOX16's David Goins asked.

"No," Lt. Hansard said.

"Is it possible this is an invalid allegation?" Goins asked.

”Yes, that's possible. It’s possible it’s true,” Lt. Hansard said. “We’re looking into every aspect of the allegation itself.”

“If the allegations are true, they would have arrested him at this point. I don’t believe it’s true. It is out of character,” says Pat Burns, Taylor’s current trainer. “It is something he definitely would not do. I’m sure there will be a thorough investigation, let the cards fall where they may, because there is no truth to it.”
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