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.