• Daytona Beach man planned to use religion to legitimize sex with girls, 13 and 14, police say

    By: Cierra Putman


    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A 29-year-old Daytona Beach man was arrested Thursday after allegedly arranging a meet-up with a woman who was going to allow him to have sex with her 13- and 14-year-old daughters, police said.

    He had planned to protect himself legally by claiming he was going to marry one of the teens “so we are protected by religion if messages end up in the wrong hands,” the Daytona Beach Police Department said.

    It turns out that Vance Taylor was actually talking to an undercover agent with the Daytona Beach Police Department, investigators said.

    The agent initially contacted Taylor Wednesday after he allegedly posted an online advertisement titled, “Impregnate your daughter, sister or wife,” police said.

    The undercover agent, posing as a woman with two young daughters, communicated with Taylor via email and text messages, investigators said.

    When asked which girl he was interested in, Taylor allegedly told the undercover agent that “I’m not picky.”

    He told the agent, thinking he was speaking to the mother of the girls, that he was using the marriage scheme to stay out of jail, police said.

    “I want to do it, (I) just don’t want to be on TV,” he said in a message to the agent.

    Once in custody, Taylor allegedly told officers that he had planned to kill the mother of the two girls.

    Taylor was being held without bond at the Volusia County Jail on charges of using a two-way communication device to commit a felony, using a computer to solicit a parent/guardian for consent and traveling to meet after using a computer to lure a child.

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