Sex offender could lose probation


Judge Michael O'Hara Monday could revoke probation for a sex offender convicted in Moffat County two years ago.

A hearing for 35-year-old Grant Taylor is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Moffat County District Court.

Taylor Monday could plead guilty or contest allegations that he violated probation terms while living in Kentucky.

He's being held at the Moffat County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Taylor was escorted back to Moffat County last month from Mount Sterling, Ky., where he was arrested and held without bond in January.

Kentucky authorities arrested Taylor after he allegedly attended a pancake breakfast at a local middle school without his probation officer's permission.

He was prohibited from being in places typically attended by children under 18 years old, under the terms of his probation ordered March 2001 in Moffat County District Court.

He also is accused of viewing pornography, while court documents allege that Taylor acknowledged the potential violation of probation.

Taylor had pleaded guilty in Moffat County to a felony charge of sexual assault on a child and was sentenced to 10 years to life probation.

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

Paul Shockley can be reached at 824-7031 or at

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