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Wichita man, 25, charged with human trafficking, sexual exploitation of girl, 16

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at 6:51 p.m.

Prosecutors on Friday charged a Wichita man with aggravated human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of a child after a 16-year-old girl told authorities she had worked as his prostitute and drug dealer.

Chivas A. Taylor, 25, also faces charges for allegedly possessing 3 1/2 grams of cocaine with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of Harry Street Elementary School, 1605 S. Market, and for possessing $1,599 allegedly derived from drug law violations, according to a complaint filed in Sedgwick County District Court. He was arrested about a block from the school on Tuesday, five days after the girl revealed the alleged crimes to Wichita police. According to a police report, she referred to Taylor as her boyfriend.

Court documents indicate that Taylor held the girl, knowing she would be used to “engage in forced labor, involuntary servitude or sexual gratification,” and then offered to sell or receive sexual acts from her on or about Oct. 31. According to a police report, the pair had been living together for about a month at an address in the 2200 block of South Broadway. The address is that of a motel.

Taylor remained in Sedgwick County Jail on Saturday in lieu of $1 million bond. His preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 21.

Friday’s charges are not Taylor’s first involving a sex offense against a child. Juvenile court records show that in 2005 he pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent liberties with a child for lewdly fondling or touching a 13-year-old when he was 16. He has since spent time in Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections, and has convictions for violating offender registration laws.

KDOC records also show Taylor had absconded from parole at the time of his most recent arrest.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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