Teen Found, Man Charged
Update 2:30 p.m.
The man charged in connection to an incident in Stafford County over the weekend is a high-ranking police official in Fredericksburg.
Brent Michael Taylor, the man charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, was promoted in 2006 to captain in the Fredericksburg department.
He’s spent 26 years working on the force and has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of this investigation, said Fredericksburg police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe.
The police department said they have been cooperating with Stafford’s sheriff’s department since they learned of Taylor’s arrest.
Original post 12:30 p.m.
Stafford County, Va. –– Deputies in Stafford charged a man after investigators said he had “inappropriate personal contact” with a 17-year-old victim.
Deputies on Saturday found the victim walking along U.S. 17 in south Stafford about 2:41 a.m. The victim told authorities he had accidentally locked himself out of a room he was staying in at a nearby Motel 6. He also told deputies the man who rented the room had left but would return later, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.
Kennedy said the suspect met the teenager on the internet and them picked up the victim in Fairfax, without the victim’s parent’s permission, and then brought him to Stafford County. Deputies waited outside the motel for the suspect to return, and charged him when he later arrived, said Kennedy.
Kennedy would not elaborate on the “inappropriate” nature of the case.
Brent Mitchell Taylor, 46, of 326 Wood Landing Road in Stafford County, is charged contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was jailed and was later released on bond, said Kennedy.
Investigators continue to look into the case.