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Sep 2, 2016

British-Belizean Pedophile Pleads Guilty to Indecent Assault of Placencia Boys

David Taylor

Back in December 2012, David Taylor, a naturalized Belizean was accused of molesting four young boys in Placencia.   Tonight, he is behind bars serving a two-year prison term imposed upon him by Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith in the Independence Magistrate Court.  The trial against Taylor began four to five months ago, but on Thursday, he changed his not guilty plea to guilty on three counts of indecent assault of the three boys between the ages of ten and thirteen years. The convicted paedophile was accused of inviting four young boys to his home and engaging in sexual acts with them and for exploiting them by having them commit sexual acts with other adults then taking their photos and videos. When his home was searched by Placencia Police as many as fifty videos were found along with some five hundred photographs of four of his victims. Taylor made the boys pose nude and engaged them in various homosexual acts with adult males. On Thursday, instead of putting up a defence after he made three of the four victims relive their nightmare, Taylor pleaded guilty.  And in the presence of his victims, their mothers and social worker, he expressed remorse and broke down in tears in court.  His attorney, Ellis Arnold begged the court not to impose the maximum jail term of two years upon his client since he is a first time offender and because he pleaded guilty to the charges and saved the court’s time.  But the Chief Magistrate was not convinced, saying that the case warrants the maximum because of the tender ages of his victims and because he was placed in a position of trust when he deceived and molested them in such heinous way. She noted in her oral ruling that Taylor was their remedial teacher and he invited them over to do school work.

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