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Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dallas Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison in Enticement Case

Defendant Convicted at Trial for Attempting to Entice Minor Boy to Engage in Sexual Activity

DALLAS — Jack Marty Taylor, 60, of Dallas, was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 120 months in federal prison, following his conviction at trial in November 2015 on one count of attempted enticement of a minor, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. 

Taylor has been in federal custody since his conviction.

On September 16, 2014, Taylor posted a Backpage advertisement entitled, “Sugar Dad looking for his son – 50.”  Taylor stated he was looking for a younger guy for companionship and stated, “You must be 18-30ish…I’m looking for companionship and love.”  In return for that, Taylor offered to “give you a nice, safe place to live, 3 meals a day, spending money, clothing, shoes, etc.”

On September 17, 2014, at 12:33 p.m., a detective with the Garland Police Department, posing as a 14-year-old boy, responded to the advertisement via email.  Several emails transpired in which Taylor suggested they communicate via text messaging.  As the text messaging began, Taylor asked more about the boy’s age, confirmed he was a minor, where he lived, and what school he attended.  Taylor almost immediately began to text the boy about meeting and what they would do when they met.  Taylor exchanged numerous text messages with the boy, including sexually explicit text messages, throughout the day. 

Between September 17, 2014, and February 4, 2015, Taylor suggested meeting the boy in person 40 times, and each time the boy avoided meeting Taylor.  In fact, after just three hours of emails and texts with the boy, and after repeatedly suggesting that the two meet, Taylor texted, “I was scared of you at first.  I thought maybe you were a cop.”  On February 4, 2015, the day Taylor and the boy were set to meet, Taylor again asked him if he was a cop.  Taylor indicated he had experience in these types of matters and advised, “That’s an important thing to ask when you’re meeting someone for the first time.”  Law enforcement arrested Taylor on February 4, 2015, at the agreed meeting location.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Project Safe Childhood (PSC) initiative.  PSC is a department initiative launched in May 2006 that aims to combat the proliferation of technology-
facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children.  Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC marshals federal, state, tribal and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  Since FY 2011, the Department of Justice has filed 20,260 PSC cases against 19,111 defendants.  These cases include prosecutions of child sex trafficking; sexual abuse of a minor or ward; child pornography offenses; obscene visual representation of the sexual abuse of children; selling or buying of children; and many more statutes.  To learn more about PSC’s work, please visit: https://www.justice.gov/psc.

For more information regarding the National Strategy to Combat Child Exploitation, Prevention and Interdiction, please visit: https://www.justice.gov/psc/national-strategy-child-exploitation-prevention-and-interdiction.

The Garland Police Department and the FBI investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks was in charge of the prosecution.

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Topic: 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 28, 2016