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Moscow man charged with multiple child abuse felonies
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Moscow man charged with multiple child abuse felonies

A 42-year-old Moscow man is being held on a $500,000 bond after being charged with multiple felonies related to child sexual abuse and pornography. According to Moscow Police Chief David Duke, Brian Taylor allegedly photographed and videotaped a female juvenile and two male juveniles - between the ages of 5 and 11 - over a period of several months.

The original allegation was brought forward by a student who told her elementary school counselor about inappropriate touching, photographs, and other activities that had taken place involving Taylor, according to Duke, who says they served a search warrant on Taylor's trailer, but only discovered one picture on a camera. That warrant was served on May 21st, according to court records.

Investigators then decided to place the child in a forensic interview with a specialist in Spokane, and it was there that more information was divulged. 

A second warrant was served on Monday and officers found a camera hidden on a bookshelf, along with two memory cards hidden in a bag of rice in Taylor's kitchen. Once the officers returned to the police department, they discovered multiple images and videos of child sexual abuse and pornography and they recognized the alleged victims.

Taylor was arrested Tuesday on three counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16; sexual exploitation of a child, possession of child pornography; sexual exploitation of a child, manufacture pornography; three counts of lewd conduct with a minor child under 16; rape; two counts of male rape; forcible sexual penetration by a foreigh object; possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine; and possession of drug paraphernalia-meth and marijuana pipes.

Duke says the alleged victims were local, and they "don't think there are any additional victims." 

Meanwhile, a Latah County man who was also being investigated as part of this case killed himself in late May.

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