Judge delays sex offender's probation hearing

Judge Michael O'Hara Monday delayed a hearing for a Moffat County sex offender accused of violating probation in Kentucky.

The case of 35-year-old Grant Taylor was continued to 1 p.m. March 17, when he could enter a plea.

Taylor Monday also waived rights for a hearing within 15 days of his return to Moffat County.

He's being held in the

Moffat County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Booked into the jail Feb. 15, Taylor was arrested one month earlier and held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail in Mount Sterling, Ky., after authorities allege he attended a pancake breakfast at a local middle school. This allegedly violated a court order against being in places typically used by children under 18.

Taylor was sentenced in Moffat County District Court to two years to life probation in March 2001 after pleading guilty to a charge of sexual assault on a child.

Taylor, according to court documents, has admitted to viewing child pornography and using commercial Internet service in Kentucky -- both potential probation violations.

He already has served a 27-month prison sentence after a conviction on federal charges of possessing child pornography.

Taylor faces two years to life in state prison if found in violation of probation.

Paul Shockley can be reached at 824-7031 or at pshockley@craigdailypress.com.

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