Daniel Taylor is facing numerous criminal charges, including child sex abuse, in connection with his alleged illegal behavior towards three girls at a troubled youth home.
What Are the Accusations?
Taylor is accused of rape, aggravated child sex abuse, child abuse and assault. He is believed to not only have raped a 17-year-old girl on three different occasions, but also to have touched another girl’s genitals. The assault charge stems from an incident where he supposedly pushed an adult employee (at the youth home) onto the floor and wrenched her wrist.
Position of Special Trust
One way that a person can be charged with aggravated child sex abuse is if he is in a “position of special trust” in relation to the child. People in this position can be:
• Adult youth or recreational leader
• Adult atheltic manager
• Adult coach
• Religious leader
• Foster parent
• Adult scout leader
• And others.
Child sex abuse in Utah includes most sexual-related behaviors that don’t amount to rape. Child sex abuse is generally charged as a second degree felony, but is increased to a first degree felony when the charge is aggravated.
Keep in mind that this man is innocent unless proven guilty. Criminal charges usually have to be filed against a person to get to the bottom of an accusation. The prosecution will have to prove that Taylor committed these crimes if he is to receive more substantial consequences.
Hire an Attorney
As always, don’t wait to discuss your case with a Utah criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with any crime. Don’t risk your freedom by relying on the prosecution to figure out the truth. Call a top Utah criminal defense attorney today.