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Seminary Student Charged in Second Sex Abuse Case

Posted December 19, 2007 4:00 p.m. EST
Updated December 20, 2007 12:33 p.m. EST

— A Wake Forest seminary student charged with allegedly sexually abusing a child was charged Wednesday in connection with a second case.

Justin Eugene Taylor, 27, of Ridgetop Way, faces one count of taking indecent liberties with a child in connection with a March 2006 incident that authorities said occurred at an after-school YMCA program at Jones Dairy Elementary School.

Taylor was out of jail Wednesday afternoon on a $5,000 bond.

At the time of his second arrest, he was out of jail on a $40,000 bond related to another indecent liberties charge filed against him last week involving a 10-year-old child from the same after-school program.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office has declined to comment further on either case. A warrant for the latest arrest indicated the alleged victim was under the age of 16.

Taylor is suspended indefinitely from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary following his arrest last week.

His position at the YMCA program is unclear. On his MySpace page, however, Taylor wrote that he was director of the Jones Dairy YMCA programs. A document on the Triangle YMCA's Web site listed Taylor as a site coordinator.

A spokeswoman for the YMCA said she could not confirm anything regarding Taylor's employment and declined to comment further on the case.

Taylor was expected to appear in court on the latest charge Thursday, but his court appearance was delayed.

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