Former BSCO Deputy Seeks Resentencing
In Sexual Misconduct Conviction

October 16, 2016
"In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous." - Tacitus

Last August 15th (2016) - VolusiaExposed.Com attended and video recorded the plea hearing of former Brevard County Deputy Barre Taylor.

In February 2016 - then Deputy Taylor was arrested for having an on duty sexual relationship with a female jail inmate.

Deputy Taylor was merely charged with "sexual misconduct" - a third degree felony. We (VolusiaExposed.Com) strongly believe that he should have been charged with first degree felony sexual battery - as we argued in our February 2016 article.

During the August 15th hearing - Taylor was adjudicated guilty - and was sentenced to (4) four years of probation. Due to not being charged with sexual battery - Taylor avoided having to register as a sexual offender. Given his crime - and that it was committed during his performance as a law enforcement officer - we hold the opinion that Taylor got a rather sweet plea bargain.

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Motion To Modify Sentence

However - Mr. Taylor apparently does not share our opinion. Court records (see above) indicate that on October 4, 2016 - Taylor's attorney filed a Motion To Modify Sentence.

According to the motion and Taylor's attached letter to the Court - being a convicted felon can make it extremely difficult in being able to secure employment. Therefore - Taylor is requesting that the Court modify his sentence - calling for the Court to with hold adjudication - thereby not assigning Taylor the dreaded "convicted felon" status.

As is detailed in our earlier articles - Taylor is related to a member of the local State Attorney's office (18th Judicial Circuit). Therefore - Governor Rick Scott assigned the Taylor prosecution to the 7th Judicial Circuit's State Attorney's office (Volusia, Flagler, Putnam, St. John counties).

VolusiaExposed.Com sent an email to State Attorney Phil Archer (18th) questioning whether his office or the 7th's State Attorney's office would be handling / responding to Taylor's motion. As of yet - VolusiaExposed.Com has not received any responses from Archer's office.

Stand by to stand by - we anticipate posting more on this developing train wreck.......

UPDATE - October 16, 2016

Within 24 hours of VolusiaExposed.Com posting this article on October 14, 2016 - the Brevard Clerk of Court posted the October 10, 2016 decision from Judge Mahl denying Taylor's motion - requesting that his sentence be modified. Judge Mahl's decision had not been posted to the Clerk's site prior to the publication of our original article. It's not unusual for it to take several days for matters to post to the Clerk's web page.

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