| Posted: Monday, Jan 07, 2013 03:15 pm
Police are warning the public that a convicted sex offender who viciously assaulted an 11-year-old Sturgeon County girl in 2000 is being released from prison and plans to reside in the Edmonton area.
Kevin John Taylor, 49, has spent the better part of 12 years behind bars after pleading guilty to sexual assault, kidnapping and unlawful confinement. He will be released this Friday from the Bowden Institution in central Alberta.
Despite serving the entirety of his 12-year sentence, police caution he is still a high risk to reoffend.
"The Edmonton Police Service considers Taylor to be a high risk to reoffend sexually and violently against females," said the public warning released Monday by the Edmonton Police Service (EPS).
Taylor will be monitored by the EPS' Behavioural Assessment Unit following his release.
On July 25, 2000 Taylor went to the 11-year-old girl's home posing as an interested buyer of the home, which was for sale at the time. Once let into the home, he used duct tape to bind the girl's hands and cover her mouth and eyes.
He pulled the girl into his car and drove to a remote field near Riviere Qui Barre where he forced the girl to perform oral sex, then did the same to her. He left her bound and alone in the field and told her she was being watched.
The girl eventually wandered to an area farmhouse and police were contacted. Taylor was arrested in his Edmonton home four days later.
He received the maximum 10-year sentence for sexual assault and another 12 years for kidnapping, with both sentences to be served concurrently. He was also ordered to provide a DNA sample for the national databank and sex offender registry and has a lifetime firearm, ammunition and explosives prohibition.
Bad track record
Taylor was denied statutory release in July 2012 on a recommendation from the Correctional Service of Canada. Most inmates are automatically granted statutory release after serving two-thirds of their sentence in prison, to serve the remainder of their sentence in the community.
"Your case management team concludes you still present a high risk for both sexual and violent recidivism," read documents from Taylor's July 2012 Parole Board of Canada review. "The Board considers your actions over the past year to be movement backwards in any plans to be successfully reintegrated into society."
Taylor was released on parole in June 2008 to take part in a sex offender treatment program. When he completed the institutional portion of the program and moved into the community, he quickly returned to old habits.
Just three months after being released into the community, he was returned to a secure unit after he misidentified himself to women. He was released back into the community in November 2008.
In April 2009, he harassed a woman on the bus and between May and October, he lied about having a relationship with a known prostitute and drug addict. He was also found to be dating a female real estate agent. Taylor was returned to prison in January 2010.
"Your level of deceit and distortion of event is of grave concern given the fact that you are a repeat, violent sexual offender who had received high-intensity treatment," said Parole Board of Canada documents from Jan. 21, 2010 when Taylor's parole was revoked.
The 2000 assault was Taylor's second conviction for a violent sexual assault. In 1985, he pulled an 18-year-old Ontario woman who was standing at a bus stop into his car before assaulting her at knifepoint.
Parole Board of Canada documents state Taylor served three years in prison for this offence and refused treatment once incarcerated.
Neither the Correctional Service of Canada nor the Parole Board of Canada is able to extend an inmate's sentence, regardless of whether he remains a high risk to reoffend.