Taggart sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex abuse
Jesse Taggart, formerly of Perry, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday for lascivious acts with a child after a negotiated, voluntary plea. Judge Richard B. Clogg presided over the sentencing.
According to court documents, Taggart must submit a DNA sample and register on the sex offender registry.
Additionally, he will have to pay a to-be-determined amount in restitution to the victim, the no-contact order against him was extended to five years, until 2022 and he will also be forced to pay a civil penalty of $250.
Taggart was arrested by the Perry Police Department back on July 8 and was charged with second degree sex abuse, indecent exposure and dissemination and exhibition of obscene material to a minor stemming to the crimes committed on May 22 of this year.
The Perry Police Department issued a statement immediately following the arrest back in July:
“The charges stem from a complaint that was made on 05-31-17 of a possible sexual assault that occurred here in Perry. Upon conclusion of the investigation it was discovered that probable cause existed to charge Taggart with assaulting a single female victim under the age of twelve. Taggart stands accused of committing a sex act upon that victim along with exposing himself to her and showing her obscene material.”