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Attorney General's News Release

December 6, 2011

St. Louis jury commits man as sexually violent predator

Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said today a St. Louis City jury has found Stanley Taylor (DOB 12/13/57) to be a sexually violent predator. Circuit Court Judge Steven Ohmer has committed Taylor to the Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Service in Farmington.

The Attorney General’s Office pursued the commitment of Taylor as a sexually violent predator after he was sentenced to 30 years in prison following a guilty plea in 1984 to the rape of a 26-year-old female in St. Louis. In 1974, Taylor was sentenced to 7 years, suspended execution of sentence, and 5 years’ probation for breaking into a 26-year-old woman’s apartment, raping her at knifepoint, and stealing $40. In addition, in 1976 Taylor broke into two young women’s homes, forcibly raped them and stole a television from each home.

"It is critical that we keep those who could commit further violent sexual acts off the streets and away from those they could harm," Koster said. "It is important for individuals who are deemed sexually violent predators to get the help they need while the community is protected."

Those committed by the court as sexually violent predators go into the custody of the Missouri Department of Mental Health. They have the right to have their cases reviewed annually to determine if their mental abnormality has changed, making them unlikely to commit further acts of sexual violence if released.

Currently, 177 sexually violent predators have been committed in Missouri. This is the 15th commitment this year. Sexually Violent Predator commitments are handled by the Public Safety Division in Koster’s office.

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