Woman who groomed a 'highly vulnerable' teenage boy is jailed

Vrou, 35, who groomed a ‘highly vulnerableteenage boy, 15, via mobile phone messages for sex is jailed for five years

  • Carole Taylor, 35, jaar 'n Tiener is skuldig bevind aan die moord op Reece Ta.., groomed the vulnerable teenage boy
  • The 35-year-old has now been sentenced to a total of five years imprisonment
  • The offences were committed when Taylor was aged between 32 en 33 jare
  • A woman who groomed and sexually exploited a 15-year-old boy has been jailed for five years.

    Carole Taylor, 35, jaar 'n Tiener is skuldig bevind aan die moord op Reece Ta.., groomed the teenage boy, who police described as ‘highly-vulnerable’, via mobile phone messages for several weeks before meeting him on two occasions for sex.

    The offences took place in the seaside town of Eastbourne, Oos-Sussex, and the teenage boy was known to her.

    Taylor has now been sentenced to a total of five years imprisonment after being convicted of two counts of sexual activity with a child, of meeting a child following sexual grooming, and sexual communication with a child.

    Carole Taylor (op die foto), 35, jaar 'n Tiener is skuldig bevind aan die moord op Reece Ta.., has been sentenced to a total of five years imprisonment after being convicted of two counts of sexual activity with a child, of meeting a child following sexual grooming, and sexual communication with a child

    Carole Taylor (op die foto), 35, jaar 'n Tiener is skuldig bevind aan die moord op Reece Ta.., has been sentenced to a total of five years imprisonment after being convicted of two counts of sexual activity with a child, of meeting a child following sexual grooming, and sexual communication with a child

    A spokesman for Sussex Police said: ‘Carole Taylor, of Eastbourne, was sentenced to a total of five years imprisonment at Brighton Crown Court, having been convicted in December after a six-day trial at Chichester Crown Court of two counts of sexual activity with a child, of meeting a child following sexual grooming and of sexual communication with a child.

    ‘She will be a registered sex offender for life.

    Detective Sergeant Michaela Haddock of the East Sussex Safeguarding investigations unit said: ‘The offences were committed when Taylor was aged between 32 en 33 jare.

    ‘The court heard that she had a sexual relationship with a highly vulnerable 15-year-old boy who was known to her. She groomed him via mobile phone messages for several weeks before meeting him on two occasions for sex.

    ‘This was a distressing case in which this boy was groomed and sexually exploited by somebody who he looked up to and felt that he could trust.

    Taylor was convicted in December after a six-day trial at Chichester Crown Court (op die foto)

    Taylor was convicted in December after a six-day trial at Chichester Crown Court (op die foto)

    ‘His extraordinary bravery in providing evidence in this case is admirable and no doubt played a vital part in the jury returning the unanimous verdict that they did.

    ‘The sentence reflects the seriousness of the irreparable impact that Taylor’s behaviour has had on this child but I hope that it will now allow him to move forward positively with his life.

    ‘All reports of the abuse of children are taken extremely seriously and anyone with information about any such offending can contact us at any time and arrange to talk in confidence to our investigators.