November 29, 2005

Ex-minister faces 4th sex-abuse count

The Sun News

By Kelly Marshall
The Sun News

A former Murrells Inlet minister already facing accusations of molesting children in Georgetown County was arrested Thursday in Williamsburg County and charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Troy Taylor, 36, of Murrells Inlet, also faces a charge of second-degree criminal sexual misconduct with a minor and two counts of lewd act on a minor because of previous accusations.

He was released from the Williamsburg County jail Thursday on a $50,000 cash surety bond, a jail official said.

Taylor is being represented by lawyer Scott Joye, who has said Taylor is not guilty.

It is the fourth time since 2003 Taylor has been charged with molestation-related counts.

Posted by kshaw at November 29, 2005 07:13 AM