Defendant Pleads Not Guilty on 4 Counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor

A Delphos man, who was indicted in September on sex related charges, made an initial appearance in Hardin County Common Pleas Court Monday.

According to documents filed in Clerk of Courts Carrie Haudenschield’s Office:

Todd Taylor, age 50, pleaded not guilty to four counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, all second degree felonies.

Judge Scott Barrett set bond at $50,000 with numerous conditions, including having no contact with the victim who was between 13 and 16 years of age when the alleged crime took place in 2012.

Taylor will be on house arrest and must wear an ankle monitor through the date of his trial.

A pretrial hearing was set for December 16 and the trial is set to begin January 20, 2021.

Taylor, formerly of Forest, was indicted on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in Hancock County in 1995.

In that case, he ended up pleading guilty to corruption of a minor and was placed on probation according to documents filed in the Hancock County Clerk of Courts Office.