Allegedly Tried To Lure Boy Using Internet
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A Bridgeport man has pleaded guilty to trying
to coax a 13-year-old boy he met on the Internet to have sex with
Charles Taylor, 57, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport Superior Court
Wednesday to one count of attempted risk of injury to a minor, the
Connecticut Post reported.
Taylor contacted the Stratford boy in an Internet chat room and
misrepresented his age. He also met the teen in a Stratford, Conn.,
school parking lot, but no sexual acts were performed, police
said. He had several sexually explicit conversations with the
youth on the computer and telephone between April and June 2002,
Taylor was arrested at his home in June 2002. Police said that
they recovered photographs of another boy and found a young boy's
underwear and bathing suit on the apartment floor.
The mother of the Stratford boy alerted police in April 2002 when
he received a letter from Taylor with $20 and a note. The previous
week, she said she overheard a sexually explicit phone conversation
between the boy and an adult male who was later identified as
Taylor, police said.
Supervisory Assistant State's Attorney John Smriga said he would
recommend Taylor serve 3 ½ years in prison when he is sentenced
Dec. 19. The victim and his family are satisfied with the plea
bargain, he said.
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