P R E S S R E L E A S E
November 1, 2019
State of Florida v. James Albert Taylor, Jr.
Clerk Number: 14-00043-CFFA
Taylor sentenced to life in prison for lewd and lascivious molestation of a minor
BUNNELL – This morning, James Albert Taylor, Jr. was sentenced to life in prison for Lewd and Lascivious Molestation of a Minor. The sentence was rendered by Circuit Judge Terrence R. Perkins.
In 2013, Taylor entered the room where the child victim slept. He subsequently rubbed the child victim’s breasts. The child victim courageously came forward and told the child’s mother.
Taylor was already a registered sex offender with a previous conviction for Lewd and Lascivious Molestation of a Minor. In fact, he has been convicted of a total of six felonies in the past. As a result, he is eligible for life in prison per the Prison Release Reoffender sentencing statute.
Assistant State Attorney Melissa Clark prosecuted the case and Judge Perkins presided over the case. A Flagler County jury convicted Taylor in September 2019 after a three-day trial.
R.J. Larizza had the following to say about the case: “The defendant is a six-time convicted felon, including a previous sex crime involving a child Victim. Within two years of being released from prison, the defendant perpetrated another sex crime with a different child Victim. This latest case underscores the necessity for him to be in prison for the rest of his life. The community is safer as a result of the defendant being behind bars.”
For more information contact:
John Scott | Public Information Officer | Office of the State Attorney, 7th Circuit | 251 N. Ridgewood Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 | 904-891-7871 (cell) | 386-239-7710 ext. 14922