Robert Lee Taylor
Robert Lee Taylor was rounded up by Charleston police and charged with a January 27th sexual assault on Norman Street. Taylor was charged with 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and given a $100,000 bond.
Taylor might have thought rape was condoned since he had gotten away with it before in the 9th Circuit. Let’s review.
Criminal Conspiracy - Dismissed.
Armed Robbery - Found guilty at trial. Sentenced by Judge Joseph A. Wilson to 30 years.
Armed Robbery - Dismissed.
Armed Robbery - Reduced to Strong Arm Robbery. Sentenced by Judge R. Markley Dennis to 15 years, concurrent, of course.
Kidnapping - Dismissed
1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct - Dismissed
Note: A conviction for armed robbery with the aggravating factors of kidnapping and sexual assault would have resulted in a life sentence.
Taylor was a guest of South Carolina taxpayers until at least 2006/2007 when he was released after serving less than half of that 30 year sentence. He was then charged with a probation violation in 2007. Nothing ever came of it, though.
Taylor is no longer listed as being on probation.
He was arrested in 2012 on a charge of Distribution of Crack. He plead guilty and was sentenced by Judge Deadra Jefferson to 5 years, suspended in favor of 2 years of probation.
In 2013 Taylor was charged with the felony of Property Crime Enhancement. That charge was dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.
In 2014 Taylor was charged again with the felony of Property Crime Enhancement. He plead guilty and was sentenced by Judge Donald Hocker to 188 days time served. As you can see from the bond record, Taylor served less than 60 days before Judge James “Rainbows and Unicorns” Gosnell set him free on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.
60 = 188 in the 9th Circuit. Good to know.
Once again, truth in sentencing is a lie, 30 years definitely does not mean 30 years, 60 days is equal to 188 days and the folks in the 9th Circuit missed several opportunities to put this serial offender away and prevent a rape. Be sure to tell ‘em what a great job they are doing.