Sheriff's office takes serial sex offender into custody

Brandon Taylor

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office took Brandon Lee Taylor, 37, of Weatherford, into custody Thursday afternoon for a series of sex crimes with children that began in 2011.

“The charges we have on him are continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, that’s a first-degree felony, and sexual assault of a child, that’s a second-degree felony,” PCSO Investigator Josh Pitman said. “He’s already a registered sex offender from an offense in 2015 involving a 4-year-old child that was here in Parker County as well. He’s under investigation for possibly having more victims.”

According to the probable cause affidavit, the first offense of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14, started in 2011. The victim came forward on Jan. 24, now an adult, and met with investigators, saying that Taylor sexually abused her from when she was 12 years old until she was 17 years old.

“The victim recalled the very first time that she was sexually abused by the defendant was approximately November of 2011 at a residence in Weatherford,” according to the affidavit. “The victim said the defendant would have sexual contact with her multiple times per week until she was 17 years old.”

Pitman said they were able to get Taylor to admit to the sexual abuse last week after the victim came in to make a report.

“The victim did a control call with him where she called him and he made admissions in the phone call about the offenses,” Pitman said. “We got a warrant for him on Tuesday after we got that report last week from the victim.”

In 2015, a 4-year-old victim made an outcry that Taylor made her touch him in a sexual manner sometime around Nov. 1, 2014. A forensic interview was conducted with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Parker County on March 17, 2015, following the child’s outcry. Taylor was charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact.

“His case in 2015, he’s on probation for but it was pled down to an injury to a child case,” Pitman said. “But as a condition of his probation, he has to register as a sex offender for 10 years. The original charge was indecency with a child.”

The PCSO wants to thank the Children’s Advocacy Center for the great work they do. The sheriff’s office has two investigators assigned to the CAC.

“Our CAC case load has increased by over 60 percent this last year,” PCSO Captain Mark Arnett said. “We made an offer to all the agencies in Parker County since we have two highly-trained investigators. So we’ve offered to let them just call us and we’ll assist them, work for them, whatever works in their favor.”

Taylor was arrested at his place of work in Fort Worth by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday and was brought to the Parker County Jail Thursday afternoon.

“I was contacted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office inquiring about this case and they are going to see if they would prosecute it on a federal level,” Arnett said. “So we’ll be looking at that possibility.”

Taylor’s recommended bond is $200,000 but has not been set by the judge at this time.

“Hopefully we’ll have more charges coming,” Pitman said. 

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said this is still an active investigation.

"Our investigators are to be commended for the difficult task of gathering facts and interviewing the child victims in this case," Fowler said. "Our agency believes there are multiple additional victims of this suspect. We are pleased to have another child sex predator off the streets of Parker County. This case is currently under active investigation for those additional victims."

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