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Stafford Grand Jury Indicts Former City Police Captain

Captain Brent Mitchell Taylor, who has resigned as a detective with the Fredricksburg Police Department, was indicted Monday on two felony charges.

Former Fredericksburg Police Capt. Brent M. Taylor was indicted Monday on charges of using a computer to solicit a minor and crimes against nature. The Stafford resident resigned from the police department on Jan. 20, less than two weeks after his arrest on Jan. 7.

The police department placed Taylor on administrative leave while an internal investigation was conducted after his original charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for allegedly getting a hotel room for a 17-year-old boy whom he picked up in Fairfax earlier that day. The police department is not releasing the internal investigation. Taylor was with the police department for almost three decades and led the Detective Division at the time of his arrest.

Taylor at some point made contact with the boy over the Internet, but it's unclear if that is how they met and the sheriff's office has not disclosed how Taylor knew the boy. The indictment states that the alleged offenses happened on either Jan. 6 or Jan. 7. His arrest came to a shock to friends and family, and some people immediately doubted whether Taylor meant any harm to the boy.

Taylor faces a maximum 15 years in prison.

d March 07, 2012 at 12:33 PM
omg, people actually thiought that this officer was innocent of being a petophile. The freelance star stated that its unlikely that he will get that time as it is his first offense. This isnt the only offense that this guy has you just dont wake up and say oh, today I will soliciate a young male over the internet for sex and that is what has been reported. We will have to see what the judicial system does probably nothing and I wonder what becomes of the cases that he was handling you certainly cant rely on the work of a criminal to investigate other criminals . He should really be sentenced to the 15 years because for 24 years he knew better he arrested people for the same thing that he was doing and just got caught their will be more that come foward out of this he had the means to contact at risk youth and the power to keep them quiet. sick sick person you should be ashamed your oath was to up hold the law.and you definetly knew better since thta was your job I hope that they bring in a special prosecuter and judge because if not this detective will receive special treatment since he has been before them for the cases that he worked on helping to put others in jail.

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