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springfield man sentenced for failing to register as a sex offender

July 26, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man who faces child sex crimes charges in Texas was sentenced in federal court today for failing to register as a sex offender when he moved to Missouri.

Brian Eugene Taylor, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr to 37 months in federal prison without parole.

According to his plea agreement, Taylor was charged in Illinois with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, with violence, of a child between the ages of nine and 16 years old. After being released from the Illinois Department of Corrections, he first registered as a sex offender in Illinois before moving to Texas and registering in Marble Falls, Texas, in July 2006.

In January 2011, Taylor was arrested in Granite Shoals, Texas, and charged with three counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact, one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child and continuous sexual abuse of a child victim under the age of 14. While he was on bond in that case, Taylor moved to Springfield in July 2011 to live with his ex-wife. She told authorities that Taylor was having problems with another ex-wife in Texas. His ex-wife in Springfield said that she purchased a bus ticket for him and that he arrived in Springfield with nothing but the clothes he was wearing and a cell phone.

Taylor was arrested on Aug. 9, 2011, on a bond violation warrant issued in Burnet County, Texas.

This case was prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael S. Oliver. It was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.

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