April 2013

Pervert caged for grooming girl is arrested after children’s party

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A convicted peadophile who groomed a Northern Irish schoolgirl online has been arrested working as a kids DJ. Depraved Anthony Scott Taylor, of Hornby street, Bury, was caged for in 2010 for a series of sickening sex attacks on a 15-year-old.

The overweight pervert was jailed for nine months after he pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawful carnal knowledge between September and December 2007. Taylor admitted flaying to Northern Ireland three times and having sex with the vulnerable young girl after first meeting her on an internet chat room.

But Taylor ignored the conditions to put on a monthly disco for under-11s at the Funtastic Play Centre in Radcliffe. Following the venue’s first show on March 1, bosses became aware of Taylor’s past and immediately called police.

He performed for more than two hours to a crowd of around 25 children for a £30 fee and later told officers he had not understood the terms of the order.

During his sentencing hearing the court heard sickening evidence that Tylor booked into hotels in Antrim three times during a four-month period in 2007 for sex with the girl after he had phoned and texted her.

The court was told that on one occasion the girl came straight to the hotel straight from school in her uniform and she had her schoolbooks with her, leaving Tylor in no doubt about what age she was. The girl told police that she informed Taylor she was 15 at their first meeting and he replied : “That’s all right.”

In interviews, Tylor said the girl had a young looking face, but he claimed nothing was ever mentioned about her age. He said the sex was consensual and that the girl was “an experienced and willing participant “. The court heard the girl told police that in her view the accused had done nothing wrong. The lawyer said that the girl’s mother rang Taylor to tell him to leave her alone because she was only 15. He claimed he immediately broke off contact with the girl, but the girls mother said her daughter’s third meeting with him came after a phone call.

Judge Gemma Lough ran said that by sending Tylor to prison she was sending out a clear signal that the law existed to protect all young people. As well as serving time Tylor was ordered to sign the sex offenders ‘ register and was banned from unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18 for five years. 

But the brazen pervert ignored the conditions and was this week hauled before the courts after he was discovered organising a monthly disco for under 11s at the Funtastic Play Centre in his home town of Radcliffe.

Following the venue’s first show on March 1, bosses became aware of Tylor’s past and immediately called police. He performed for more than two hours to a crowd of 25 children for a 30 fee and later told officers he had not understood the terms of the order. He was arrested for breaching the order after the disco, and hauled before Bury magistrates court.

Shazia Aslam, prosecuting, said : The defendant is prohibited from working with children or vulnerable adults and is allowed no unsupervised contact with any under-18 unless it is consented by the parents or police.

The court heard an employee had approached Taylor with a view to employing him to DJ a monthly children’s disco for zero to 11-year-olds beginning on March 1. The court heard the staff member contacted Taylor as he is the brother of one of her good friends.

She made it clear to him that the party was for children aged under 11. He set up his lights and DJ equipment and the children started to arrive at 5.45pm and were supervised by parents. The party ended at 8pm when the music was stopped and the defendant left at 8.30pm.

Emma Savage, defending, said : There’s clearly work that needs to be done with Mr Taylor. This offence has been committed as he had some confusion with the conditions of the Sex Offender Order. 

He was given a six-month community order with supervision. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge. A spokesman for Funtastic Play Centre said : Everyone at Funtastic Play Centre is deeply upset by the recent events and we are relieved the matter has been dealt with.

January 2010

Man jailed for sex with Northern Irish 15-year-old girl

A 27-year-old man who travelled to Northern Ireland to have sex with a schoolgirl he met on an internet chat room has been jailed for nine months.

Anthony Scott Taylor, of Northlands in Radcliffe, Bury, admitted three charges of unlawful carnal knowledge.

Antrim Crown Court heard the 15-year-old schoolgirl told police in her view Taylor had “done nothing wrong”.

Judge Gemma Loughran said even young people “experienced beyond their years” must be protected from themselves.

Taylor will also serve 18 months probation on release.

A prosecution lawyer told the court, which was sitting in Belfast, that Taylor booked into hotels in Antrim three times in a four-month period in 2007 for sex with the girl after he had phoned her and texted her.

The court was told that on one occasion the girl came to the hotel straight from school in her uniform, leaving Taylor in no doubt about what age she was.

The girl told police that she informed Taylor she was 15 at their first meeting and he replied: “That’s alright.”

In interviews with the PSNI, Taylor said the girl had a young-looking face but he claimed nothing was ever mentioned about her age.

Taylor said the sex was consensual.

The court heard the girl told police that in her view the accused had done nothing wrong.

The lawyer said that the girl’s mother rang Taylor to tell him to leave her alone because she was only 15.

He claimed he immediately broke off contact with the girl but the mother said her daughter’s third meeting with him came after that phone call.

Judge Loughran said by jailing Taylor, she was sending out a clear signal that the law existed to protect all young people.

She said the message must go out to anyone wanting to have sex with people who were under age that they face imprisonment.

Taylor was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register and banned from unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18 for five years.