April 21, 2006

Former minister sentenced on sex crime charges

The State

Associated Press
MYRTLE BEACH - A former Murrells Inlet minister was ordered Thursday to serve five years in prison after pleading guilty to three sex crime charges.

Troy Taylor, 36, was sentenced to eight years in prison, which the judge suspended to five years. He must serve 85 percent of his sentence. Taylor will also have three years of probation after his release and must register as a sexual offender.

The former youth minister at Low Country Community Church pleaded guilty to two counts of committing lewd act on a minor and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Taylor was charged with molesting 12-year-old boys in his home in 1991 and 1988. He was also charged for an incident that occurred in 1999. Two of the victims were Taylor's cousins.

Posted by kshaw at April 21, 2006 08:33 AM