Folk singer Peter Yarrow has been accused in a new trial in 1969 of raping an underage girl in a Manhattan hotel room.
Charges were made against Yarrow, a founding member of veteran ’60s trio Peter, Paul and Mary, in a Wednesday Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit brought under the Child Victims Act.
Prior to the alleged rape, Yarrow met his convict, who was a fan of his music, several times at his band’s performance, the suit says.
He then “took an interest in her,” acting in what was thought to be “suit-wise,”.
But the suit alleges that in reality the folk icon was “grooming” him.
She eventually ran away from her Minnesota home and met Yarrow at the Lower East Side Hotel, where he allegedly raped her, the suit says.
The next day, Yarrow bought the minor an airplane ticket to Minnesota and asked him to leave, the suit alleges.
The accuser is “suffering the effects of Yaro’s rape, according to the suit”.
He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Yarrow has a Previous criminal conviction In 1970, “doing lewd acts” with a 14-year-old girl in a hotel room in Washington, DC.
Messages seeking comment from Yarrow and his accused’s attorneys were not immediately returned.