Search warrants unsealed today in Stafford Circuit Court paint a graphic picture of how former Fredericksburg police captain Brent Taylor allegedly met a 17-year-old boy on a gay online social website and engaged in sex in a Motel 6 room earlier this year.
Stafford County Detective T.J. Nosal's warrant to search Taylor's south Stafford County home states that at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Jan. 7, Taylor was detained at the Motel 6 when he returned to room No. 137 to meet back up with the 17-year-old boy he had picked up a day earlier from Fairfax County. The warrant states that the two met on DaddyHunt.com, a social network for gay men.
"Taylor admitted to having contact with the victim via computer," the warrant states. "Taylor admitted to meeting the victim in Fairfax and bringing him to the Motel 6. Taylor was adamant that the victim portrayed himself as being 18 years of age. Taylor refused to discuss any sexual activity that may have occurred since it would have occurred between 'two consenting adults.'"
The victim provided much more detail to detectives, according to the warrants to search the hotel room, Taylor's home and cars and his cell phones.
Taylor admitted that he and the victim exchanged nude photographs and texted each other before they met on Jan. 6 at a pre-arranged location in Fairfax County. Stafford Detective Barry Surles' search warrant affidavit states that Taylor rented room No. 137 and that he and the victim shared the room.
"The victim advised that while in the room the victim and the suspect engaged in mutual kissing," the affidavit states. The affidavit continues that the two engaged in two forms of sexual activity.
At 4:40 p.m. Taylor told the victim that he had to leave but he would return at approximately 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. the following day on Jan. 7 so that he could drive the victim back to Fairfax County. Somehow during the early morning hours of Jan. 7, the victim locked himself out of the motel room and that's how deputies came across him in south Stafford County off Warrenton Road.
Detectives seized more than 14 items from the motel room, including four samples of hair found on the motel room bed, a pair of medium-sized underwear, an ACER tablet, a backback and towels.
Detective Michelle Gibbons' affidavit states that Taylor and the victim had communicated through the Internet and via cell phones. From Taylor's home, detectives seized more than 25 items, including numerous computers and thumb drives, digital cameras and camcorders, VHS tapes and recordable CDs.
Detective C. Darryl Wells' affidavit states that both admitted to sending naked pictures to one another.
"He and Taylor developed a relationship using computers and cellular telephones to call, text and chat," the affidavit states. "Additionally, the pictures of each other were sent to the other via these means. Some of these pictures included the parties naked and exposing their genitalia."
Taylor resigned from the police department on Jan. 20 after almost three decades of service. He was the head of the Detectives Division.
on charges of using a computer to solicit a minor and crimes against nature, and he is out on bond. One of his attorneys declined to comment earlier this week, but said this case will resolve itself quickly. Taylor faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.
Editor's note: After further editing, this article has been changed to remove the graphic details associated with the criminal charges. I apologize for having shocked readers by including the raw language from the public court records.