January 16, 2023

Rankin County man arrested allegedly posing as father and daughter in cyber crime sting

Therese Apel

Adrian Scott Taylor

Police say a Rankin County man posed as a father and daughter and used multiple phone numbers in talking to what he believed to be a minor about sex.

A release from the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Department states that during the first week of January, the CPSO Cyber Crime Unit began an investigation into Adrian Scott Taylor, 50, allegedly chatting online with what he believed to be a child.

Taylor was using a false name along with age-regressed photos of himself in an attempt to conceal his real identity, police said.

During the communication, Taylor allegedly took on a “father-daughter” role, during which he would pretend to be the “daughter” and engage in detailed conversations about sexual activity that had supposedly occurred between the two. Authorities said he would then communicate as the “father” from a different phone number, also consisting of conversations of a sexual nature.

Taylor allegedly requested lewd photos and discussed meeting to take the child shopping. He was positively identified by way of phone records and discovered to be living in Rankin County, with a Brandon address. Detectives made contact with the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office who confirmed that the Taylor lives alone and has no daughter.

Warrants were obtained for his arrest and he was taken into custody by RCSO on Sunday without incident on charges of computer-aided solicitation of a minor and indecent behavior with juveniles.

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