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Adams County, IN — A 23-year-old man in Indiana pleaded guilty to molesting a 13-year-old foster child living with his family, and was sentenced to just three years of house arrest—now his family ties are being called into question.

Andrew Taylor is the son of Tim Taylor, the police chief in his hometown of Berne, Indiana. Wane.com reported that Andrew Taylor asked the young girl who had been placed with his family “to perform oral sex on him and she agreed” in October. He then told his father about what he did and turned himself in, according to court documents.

Jay County Prosecutor Wesley Schemenaur told Wane.com that he does not think Taylor was let off on such an incredibly light sentence because he is the son of the local police chief.

“That’s why I was asked to be on the case as a special prosecutor because I don’t have a relationship with the Berne police department or know the Taylor family at all,” Schemenaur said. “I don’t feel like he was treated, from the state’s prospective, any differently than any other offender in a similar circumstance.”

Wane.com reported that the judge ruled that “the fact Taylor self-reported, sought help, cooperated and took responsibility carried more weight than the prosecution’s factors.” He also made his decision based off of the fact that Taylor “didn’t threaten to hurt the victim and it can’t be said she is suffering.”

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However, it should be noted that while the judge seems to have only taken Andrew Taylor’s well-being into consideration, there appears to be very little mention of the 13-year-old girl he molested. The victim, who was a foster child placed into the Taylor family’s home, was put into an inappropriate situation at the hands of Andrew Taylor, his parents, and the state.

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Despite the fact that this girl was the victim in the case, she reportedly had no legal representation, her state of well-being was assumed rather than verified, and she is said to have been placed in a different foster home.

In addition to spending three years on house arrest, Andrew Taylor will be on probation for five years. It is not clear as to whether Taylor will be forced to register as a sex offender, or whether his parents—the local police chief and his wife—will still be allowed to house foster children after this egregious incident.

As the Free Thought Project has reported, this is not the first time a police chief or his relatives have faced lenient treatment.

Blue privilege extending to a sex offender police family member should come as no surprise as police officers having sex with underage victims is, unfortunately, a fairly common practice.

Police sexual misconduct is so common that more than 1,000 officers have had their licenses revoked in just the last six years for it — nearly half of them involve underage victims.

According to a scathing report, around 1,000 policemen across the US had their licenses revoked and lost their jobs over the last six years on account of numerous sexual offenses that included rape and possession of child pornography. Half of these victims were underage.

Sexual misconduct is the second highest of all complaints nationwide against police officers, representing 9.3 percent in 2010, according to a study by the Cato Institute’s National Police Misconduct Reporting Project.

A cop in Plano, TX was arrested twice within a 3 week period for indecency with a child and possession of child porn.

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We also reported on an officer in charge of a rape case who is accused of stalking and sexually harassing the victim.

Oklahoma made headlines with three serial rapists, in 3 weeks, all officers, as well as one police chief molesting children. Officer Daniel Holtzclaw was one of the worst serial rapists of all time and he was given authority over innocent people.

An ‘Officer of the Month’ brutally raped a young woman on the hood of his car, at gunpoint. He was later found not guilty after he merely claimed that the girl was asking for it.

former New York Police Department officer convicted of planning to kidnap and rape women before killing and eating them was set to go free after a federal judge overturned his conviction.

Or how about the police officer that was found guilty of raping a girl with a pencil — she was 5.

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Rachel Blevins is a Texas-based journalist who aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives. Follow Rachel on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
  • There are no good cops. The institution itself exists only for the purpose of keeping us enslaved. The best cop in the world is still the bastard with the whip, keeping us down.

    • Dan Quixoté

      If all the mythical good cops existed, their first priority would be elimination of bad ones from their departments, and there wouldn’t be any. But since bad cops exist, logic suggests to me that few good ones exist at all, except for the ones we see being persecuted by the bad ones.

  • Karen Saunders

    The question is how often do convicted rapists in Adams County IN, get in house arrest? Yes he turned himself in but what has he lost? Has he lost computer privileges? Can he watch tv anytime he wants? Oh is he allowed gifts and visitors? Can he have sleepovers? What about food? Can he order a pizza delivery? Is his bed nice and warm?
    Those are things many kids in foster care don’t have or are not allowed.
    As has been stated by many a judge when handing out lenient sentences, “One life has already been damaged, let’s not destroy this young man’s promising future.”
    That attitude is all too often the case.
    The prosecutor was supposed to be representing the victim. He was NOT supposed to be impartial. His statement went a long way to expose the fact that he was chosen so the rapist would be treated “fairly”.
    Perhaps we should ask the question, “Was this justice or just another way for a man WHO TURNED HIMSELF IN to get a slap on the wrist?”
    Perhaps, all jurists, law enforcement officials, politicians school officials…etc (all the people who are supposed protect children in foster care, women in college, women in the workplace) should undergo a month of training. Something is forcibly taken from them, they are subjected to interrogation, questioned whether they deserved it being taken away, endure bullying and censure for reporting it, be ignored by the legal system, be discouraged to even appear at trail because they should feel ashamed, have a decision made for their benefit that protects the offender…then after not being able to eat sleep or work have the training be completed with the receipt of a certificate stating, “We’re sorry, you’ve successfully completed this training. You have proven you are not credible. It’s questionable that you did something to bring the offense upon yourself. You should move somewhere no one knows that this happened to you because you will not be trusted not to bring it upon yourself again and falsely accuse someone else.” And the bonus is that you get to take the bus back home sitting next to your acquitted offender.
    I’d love to head a training program like that. Let’s see what the results would be. A month is not too long if you want the trainee to get something from this by remembering every single thing they felt. Sign me up.

  • Dan Quixoté

    Let’s not forget the CPS angle here.

    Child. Predation. Services.

  • crazytrain2

    He turned himself in, which is likely why he was given a more lenient sentence, not because of who his father was. He could have kept his mouth shut, and we might never know about this. He will have to register for life, that is usually not negotiable, but I have seen many cases, where the suspect did not turn themselves in, and they never saw a jail cell.

  • PRINCE PURPLE RAIN DELUXE O(->

    I heard of Pizzagate, I guess this is Donutnazigate.