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Convicted sex offender’s request to overturn case denied

Created on:   Sat, Dec 2, 2017   8:54 PM

Last modified:   Sat, Dec 2, 2017   8:54 PM

The Dominion Post

The Dominion Post

KINGWOOD — The State Supreme Court recently rejected a convicted Preston County sex offender’s request to overturn his conviction.

Michael Lee Taylor, 33, was convicted in April 2016 of four counts of third-degree sexual assault. Preston Circuit Judge Lawrance Miller Jr. sentenced Taylor to four to 20 years in prison, with credit for time served in the regional jail. He also required that Taylor be under supervised release for 30 years after he leaves prison.

His victim, a juvenile, said that he forced her to have more than 100 acts of oral sex and more than 100 acts of sexual intercourse, beginning in 2012.

According to the appeal, while Taylor admitted that some of the child’s clothing yielded a partial match to his DNA, he argued the clothing was worn when he assaulted the child in Mon County and shouldn’t be allowed in Preston County’s case.