Brevard Jail Deputy Arrested For
Engaging In Sex With A Female Inmate

Was This Just Sexual Misconduct, OR Was It Sexual Battery?

Does The Sheriff And / Or The State Attorney Have A High Tolerance For Sexual Battery?

February 29, 2016
"When you have police officers who abuse citizens, you erode public confidence in law enforcement. That makes the job of good police officers unsafe". - Mary Frances Berry

Former Brevard Correctional Deputy
Of The Year (2013) Arrested For
Having Sex With A Female Inmate

Earlier this month, according to an official BCSO news release (see bottom right of page) former Brevard County Correctional Deputy Of The Year (2013) was caught with his proverbial pants down.

The long and short of it - is that an internal jail investigation determined that Deputy Barre Taylor had, on at least two occasions, in January and February of this year - engaged in sexual relations with a female jail inmate.

Robert Palmer - Simply Irresistible

Deputy Taylor was quickly fired thereafter from the BCSO, and arrested under the third degree felony charge of Sexual Misconduct, as defined in F.S. 951.221. He was assigned a $5000.00 dollar bond. (The significance of a $5000.00 bond - for a third degree felony - will be discussed later in this article)

Apparently Deputy Taylor Was Arrested And Charged Under BCSO's Buy One Get One Free Plan !?

Okay people - time for some honesty here - who doesn't know what BOGO stands for? Come on be honest - there some of you out there that has no idea what BOGO means - and no it's nothing like a BOLO (Be On The Look Out).

This writer must admit that I had NO idea what BOGO stood for until I was about 45 years of age, and went grocery shopping with my spouse. "Honey we need to go to Winn Dixie - they have soda on sale - it's BOGO !" And yes, after hearing the term more than a couple of times, and not being able to figure it out for myself, I eventually broke down and asked -"WTF IS BOGO !?" With a giggle to my ignorance - my spouse smiled back a response - "it's buy one get one (free) !". And since then, it's been my task to secure the grocery flyers and BOLO the BOGOs.

Deputy Taylor's Arrest Report
& Supportive Documents
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"Hey Honey - I Found A BOGO In Deputy Taylor's Arrest Report !"

So, given my now extensive training in being able to locate BOGOs - it came to no one's surprise, when I located a BOGO, while reviewing Deputy Taylor's arrest report (see above right scroll box). There it was, plain as day - he banged her at least twice (January and February) - and was only criminally charged once - isn't that the strict definition of a BOGO!?

I hope you can imagine my spouse's surprise, as I ran through the house yelling BOGO !... BOGO !... BOGO ! - similar to an eighty (80) year old grandmother yelling "BINGO !!" in her church's social hall.

Ok - enough of the sarcasm - ... but does someone care to explain why Deputy Taylor was only charged with one count of "Sexual Misconduct", when the arrest report indicates at least two occurrences of him engaging in sex - while on duty - with an inmate under his supervision?

Open Letter

With the above thought in mind - VolusiaExposed sent an open letter to both State Attorney Phil Archer and Sheriff Wayne Ivey, in which we addressed our BOGO concern. Sadly, as of the publication of this article - we have NOT received any response from either Archer or Ivey.

VolusiaExposed's Open Letter
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It's Much Worse Than You Think
Is This First Degree Felony Sexual Battery, Or Merely Third Degree Felony Sexual Misconduct?
Does A Family Conflict Of Interest Exist?
Did The State Attorney's Office Illegally Release The Name Of A Sexual Assault Victim?

According to page two (2) of the above scroll box - SA Archer sent a letter to Governor Rick Scott requesting that he reassign the Taylor case to another state attorney's office due to that fact that Taylor is related to one of his assistant state attorneys. And while Archer's request to the governor appears to be appropriate - we (VolusiaExposed) question whether his office has already willfully sabotaged the other state attorney's ability to conduct a fair review of the Taylor arrest.

As was detailed in our open letter to Archer's and Ivey's offices - we suspect (our opinion) that Archer's office has with malicious intent failed to redact (remove) the name of the female inmate, an alleged victim of sexual battery - in violation of F.S. 794.024.

Full Disclosure Of Our Opinion

Now, for there to be a violation of F.S. 794.024 (release the personal information of a sexual assault victim), the alleged perperator must have been charged with sexual battery, as defined in F.S. 794.011. (First Degree Felony)

However, as indicate above - in the charging report - Deputy Taylor was merely charged with "sexual misconduct", as defined in F.S. 951.221. (Third Degree Felony)

We (VolusiaExposed) are of the opinion that Deputy Taylor should have been charged with sexual battery, as defined in F.S. 794.011. Our opinion will be further explained later in this article, and will be based on examples of how other Florida law enforcement agencies have handled similar incidents.

We highly suspect that a scheme exists within the sheriff department (BCSO) & State Attorney Office (SAO) to under charge Deputy Taylor, in order that the victim's name could be release - thus sabotaging the probability of sexual battery charges ever being filed against Taylor.

As is indicated in our (VolusiaExposed) open letter to Mr. Archer and Sheriff Ivey, "we submit that it is common knowledge that a sexual assault victim is more likely to seek, and cooperate with a criminal prosecution – if their personal information, such as their name, remains confidential". Therefore, allow us to speak plainly - we are of the opinion that the female inmate's name was released to discourage her participation in any possible criminal prosection of Deputy Taylor.

Since we (VolusiaExposed) consider the female inmate as an alleged victim of sexual assault - we have redacted her name in the above attached arrest report. (see above scroll box)

Florida Statute 794.024
Unlawful to disclose identifying information.
(1)A public employee or officer who has access to the photograph, name, or address of a person who is alleged to be the victim of an offense described in this chapter, chapter 800, s. 827.03, s. 827.04, or s. 827.071 may not willfully and knowingly disclose it to a person who is not assisting in the investigation or prosecution of the alleged offense or to any person other than the defendant, the defendant’s attorney, a person specified in an order entered by the court having jurisdiction of the alleged offense, or organizations authorized to receive such information made exempt by s. 119.071(2)(h), or to a rape crisis center or sexual assault counselor, as defined in s. 90.5035(1)(b), who will be offering services to the victim.
(2) A violation of subsection (1) constitutes a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

Under The Color Of Law

Deputy Taylor committed his alleged crimes under the color of the law - while in his uniform --- well, at least partially in uniform --- his pants may or may not have been dangling around his ankles.

While, no one here at VolusiaExposed has a law degree - upon the completion of our review of Florida's Criminal Statutes (see right of page), we hold the opinion that Taylor should have been charged with two (2) counts of sexual battery, a first degree felony, as outlined in F.S. 794.011, instead of the third degree felony of sexual misconduct, as defined within F.S. 951.221.

Imagine if an individual was impersonating an officer and was pulling over and "arresting" women, and using his alleged legal authority to coerce these women into sexual encounters prior to releasing them - would he also be charged with "sexual misconduct" and NOT sexual battery, a felony in the first degree? We (VolusiaExposed) suspect not - how about you ?!

We (VolusiaExposed.Com) highly suspect that along with several other charges, such as, impersonating a law enforcement officer, kidnapping and false inprisonment, this individual would be rightfully charged with sexual battery. So, if sexual battery is the appropriate charge for the impersonating officer, why should anything less be appropriate for an actual officer misusing his authority - in order to coerce a sexual encounter from an individual who, by law, can not legally consent to any sexual encounters?

In 2008 - Polk County Detention Deputy Was Charged With Sexual Battery
(F.S. 794.011)
Florida Statute 951.221
(9)Sexual misconduct between detention facility employees and inmates; penalties.
(1) Any employee of a county or municipal detention facility or of a private detention facility under contract with a county commission who engages in sexual misconduct, as defined in s. 944.35(3)(b)1., with an inmate or an offender supervised by the facility without committing the crime of sexual battery commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. The consent of an inmate to any act of sexual misconduct may not be raised as a defense to prosecution under this section.

(2) Notwithstanding prosecution, any violation of this section, as determined by the administrator of the facility, constitutes sufficient cause for dismissal of the violator from employment, and such person may not again be employed in any capacity in connection with the correctional system.

Florida Statute 794.011(4)(e)
The following circumstances apply to paragraphs (a)-(d):
1. The victim is physically helpless to resist.
2. The offender coerces the victim to submit by threatening to use force or violence likely to cause serious personal injury on the victim, and the victim reasonably believes that the offender has the present ability to execute the threat.
3. The offender coerces the victim to submit by threatening to retaliate against the victim, or any other person, and the victim reasonably believes that the offender has the ability to execute the threat in the future.

Brevard Sheriff Deputy Barre Taylor

In support of our OPINION that Deputy Taylor should have been charged with TWO counts of sexual battery - we present our readers with

Polk County
Deputy Donald Kurns, Jr.
4. The offender, without the prior knowledge or consent of the victim, administers or has knowledge of someone else administering to the victim any narcotic, anesthetic, or other intoxicating substance that mentally or physically incapacitates the victim.
5. The victim is mentally defective, and the offender has reason to believe this or has actual knowledge of this fact. 6. The victim is physically incapacitated.
7. The offender is a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or correctional probation officer as defined in s. 943.10(1), (2), (3), (6), (7), (8), or (9), who is certified under s. 943.1395 or is an elected official exempt from such certification by virtue of s. 943.253, or any other person in a position of control or authority in a probation, community control, controlled release, detention, custodial, or similar setting, and such officer, official, or person is acting in such a manner as to lead the victim to reasonably believe that the offender is in a position of control or authority as an agent or employee of government.

the 2008 arrest of Polk County Deputy Donald Kurns.

Kudos are in order for the Polk County Sheriff Department (PCSO) ! Based on their (PCSO) statements within both the attached media article and their press release (see right of page) - they realized that "regardless of whether the sex was consensual, the charge would be sexual battery because detention deputies have control over inmates, the sheriff's office release states."

However, VolusiaExposed is somewhat disappointed with the final outcome of Deputy Kurns prosecution. The SAO (not SA Archer's office) eventually allowed him to plead to the reduced charge of "sexual misconduct" with a sentence of five (5) years of probation.

VolusiaExposed is of the opinion that a charge of "sexual misconduct" is more appropriate for civilian employees of correctional facilities. In our opinion, and in what we believe is the true intent of F.S. 794.011 - correctional and law enforcement officers should be held to a higher standard - when they use their law enforcement authority to coerce sex from their victims.

Please take note - that unlike the Deputy Barre Taylor case (Brevard) - the attached media article and press release supports that Polk County officials protected the identity of their sexual assault victim.

Polk County Sheriff Department's Press Release
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In 2006 - A Florida International University (Miami) Police Officer
Was Convicted Of On Duty Sexual Battery

In the summer of 2005, Florida International University (FIU) police officer, Fred Currie was arrested for sexual battery, after coercing an 18 year old woman into an sexual encounter.

The assault took place around 2 a.m. - on July 8, 2005 - while Currie was on duty at a park across for the FIU campus. The victim and her boyfriend were in a parked vehicle in the park, a short distance from the campus grounds. Records indicate - that Currie, while conducting a security check on the car, compelled the victim to get out of the car, and then he assaulted her - while the boyfriend was forced to watch.

In 2006, Currie was convicted of sexual battery, and given a ten (10) year prison sentence. Due to his conviction - Currie is a registered sex offender within the State of Florida -->.

Given the recent history of both the Brevard SAO and BCSO - we suspect they are scheming to have Deputy Taylor's charges further reduced to a non-sexual charge - like what was accomplished in former Deputy Ryan Pill's prosecution.
Brevard's High Tolerance Regarding Sexually Based Crimes
And Their Low Tolerance On The Reporting Of Same

The Deputy Ryan Pill's Arrest & Prosecution
More Proof Positive That Brevard's Officials Have A
Rather High Tolerance For Sexually Based Crimes

Former Deputy Ryan Pill is the son of Deputy Barbara Pill. Deputy Barbara Pill was murdered in the line of duty in March 2012.

Brandon Bradley was convicted of Deputy Pill's murder on April 1, 2014.

Ryan Pill worked for several law enforcement agencies within Brevard County, to include, as a police officer for Melbourne Village PD, and as a deputy for the Brevard County Sheriff Department.
Click Here To Watch WESH-2 Article

The above linked WFTV-2 video article on the June 2014 arrest of Ryan Pill gives an excellent overview of the allegations lodged against him.
In late 2013, to early 2014, investigative reporter and chief editor of BrevardsBestNews.Com (BBN), Dana Delaney Loyd received some disturbing information that Deputy Ryan Pill had engaged in a sexual relationship with at least one underage girl. The underage girl (AKA - victim) was a participant in the police explorer program.

These allegations came on top of a 2011 rape allegation against, then Melbourne Village Police Officer, Ryan Pill. The 2011 allegation was investigated by Palm Bay PD, and forwarded to the local State Attorney's office. The State Attorney opted not to file on that particular sexual battery charge.
In late 2013 - Loyd started to published articles on BBN, detailing her concerns about Deputy Pill. In a salute to Loyd's efforts - we (VolusiaExposed.Com) posted a December 16, 2013 article which highlighted Loyd's efforts in exposing corruption within the law enforcement ranks of Brevard County.

During this time frame (late 2013 - early 2014) Loyd continued to advise us (VolusiaExposed) of her growing concerns regarding Deputy Pill, and his continuing contact with female juveniles within the police explorer program.

Loyd went on to advise us (VolusiaExposed) that she had informed both the BCSO and the SAO's office of her concerns surrounding Deputy Pill.

Loyd further advised us that she was informed by the State Attorney's office, that they did not wish to arrest Ryan Pill until after Brandon Bradley's trial was completed. Apparently, Ryan Pill was scheduled to testify in the sentencing portion of the Bradley trial - and the SAO did not want him to testify while being prosecuted for sexual offenses. (NOTE: according to the attached WESH-2 article - officials knew of Pill's alleged sexual contact with the juvenile in October 2013 - but did not arrest Pill until June 2014 - after Bradley's conviction)

VolusiaExposed wonders why the SAO would desire to delay the arrest of an alleged child rapist? Maybe - they (SAO / BCSO) were hoping that the delay would cause Loyd to lose interest - thus allowing Deputy Pill to avoid arrest, and the BCSO to avoid the embarassment?
With Loyd's persistence - the BCSO eventually arrested Ryan Pill, charging him with several counts of sexually engaging a minor (see Clerk of the Court docket - left of page).

Interestingly, Pill's arrest did transpire after Bradley's conviction.

However, the State Attorney quietly gave Pill a sweet plea bargain, in which they reduced the numerous sexually based charges to one count of aggravated battery (non-sexual charge) - in which adjudication was even withheld. (Note: Clerk of the Court docket - left of page)

We (VolusiaExposed) are of the opinion - that the Pill's plea bargain sent a clear message to the law enforcement community - get caught using your badge as a panty peeler - and expect a sweet plea deal.
Could it be that this very message - having been clearly received and understood by Deputy Taylor - actually encouraged him to put his marriage, freedom and job in such peril?

We (VolusiaExposed) suspect that Taylor will be expecting, and probably receiving, a similar plea bargain.

On A Clear Day - Even The Blind Can See The Retaliation

Based on the state attorney's and the BCSO's mishandling of both Deputy Taylor's and Pill's charges - we (VolusiaExposed.Com) have developed the opinion that there is a rather high level of tolerance for sexual battery within both agencies (SAO / BCSO) - at least for influential defendants, including law enforcement officers. But sadly, there is yet another indicator of their (BCSO / SAO) high tolerance for sexual battery within influential ranks. It can be seen in their rather low tolerance for anyone that exposes, or reports it.

While Deputy Pill was being offered a sweet plea deal - in our (VolusiaExposed) opinion, the BCSO and SAO was busy targeting Dana Delaney Loyd - a staunch advocate for Brevard's women and children.

As reported within this article, in 2013 - 2014 - Loyd exposed the criminal activitites of Deputy Ryan Pill, and in our opinion, absent her persistence, Pill's criminal behavior wouldn't have been addressed. Recently (2015), Loyd also started to question (investigate) whether an influential business manager was (is) having sexual relations with his pre-teen daughter - an allegation suspected by others, to include the child's mother, and professionals within the child advocacy community.
VolusiaExposed.Com's Exposé

In The Defense Of
Dana Delaney Loyd

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Loyd's Punishment For Exposing Sex Crimes That Are Routinely Protected By Law Enforcement Officials

In August 2015 - the BCSO arrested Loyd under what we (VolusiaExposed) consider to be a rather dubious criminal charge of filing a false child abuse report. The SAO is currently actively prosecuting Loyd on this charge, after she refused to accept their (SAO) plea bargain, which would have effectively shut down her web based publication - BrevardsBestNews.Com.

VolusiaExposed has been posting a series of articles titled -"In The Defense Of Dana Delaney Loyd" - (see above - right of page).

We (VolusiaExposed) believe that, in order to have a full appreciation of the river of corruption that is running through both the BCSO and SAO regarding their high tolerance for sexual battery - that these articles are a must read.

As a teaser to entice your interest in these articles - we shall now revisit the significance of Deputy Taylor's $5000 jail bond.

Currently, both Deputy Taylor and Reporter Dana Loyd have open third degree felony charges. Loyd had to post a $10,000 bond on her charge - an alleged illegal phone call, in which the caller is reporting the alleged on-going sexual assault of a pre-teen child - equating to a $10,000 bond. However - allegations of having sex, at least twice while on duty - with a female prisoner under the deputy's control (coercion) - only equates to a $5000.00 bond. Go figure !

The current and depth of the river of corruption that run through Brevard County's criminal justice system are far stronger, and deeper, than merely a county judge not wishing to honor the 6th amendment to the U.S Constitution. Oh no, the stench of corruption is far stronger than that - leading directly to the front doors of the BCSO and SAO, with a nod and wink of approval by the local Court.

Pinch your nose for now - because we (VolusiaExposed) anticipate chasing a few more sewer rats from this river of corruption --- and should you be so inclined - in helping us to expose this corruption - might we kindly suggest a donation to Mrs. Loyd's defense fund. In our opinion, the sooner that Loyd is cleared of this dubious prosecution - the sooner she can fully return to her much needed advocacy of Brevard's women and children.



If you found this article to be thought provoking, we (VolusiaExposed.Com) invite you to review, the below linked, Special Investigative Report, exposing law enforcement corruption with the State of Florida.


by Matthew Doig and Anthony Cormier
Tarnished badge, flawed system
Police unions / political clout
Predator in uniform?
What the personnel files reveal
Problems and solutions
Flagrant abuses invite little scrutiny
Problem officers still find work
How serious offenses go unreported
Sworn to protect....their pensions
Governor investigates CJSTC
Additional concerns surrounding the
Volusia County Sheriff's Department

VCSO deputy supplies underage females with alcohol.

VCSO deputy sexually approaches female prisoner?

Sex and the Badge
Extra-martial affairs within the VCSO?

VCSO deputy engaging in sexual relationship, while on duty?

VCSO deputy attempts romantic relationship with felony suspect?

VCSO deputy sexually assaults handcuffed woman.

VCSO deputy reprimanded for domestic violence arrest

VCSO Frangiamore-Carper murder-suicide incident

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