Crime

Man allegedly texts sex solicitation to girl

Lacey police arrested a 32-year-old Olympia man Friday on suspicion of sending a 16-year-old girl a text message offering her money if she would have sex with him.

Sache Forest Taylor, 32, of 24th Avenue in Olympia, was being held at the Thurston County Jail on Monday after his arrest on suspicion of commercial sexual abuse of a minor, a class C felony.

A person is guilty of the offense of commercial sexual abuse of a minor if he or she “solicits, offers, or requests to engage in sexual conduct with a minor in exchange for a fee,” according to state law.

According to court papers:

On Friday, a woman reported to Lacey police that a man had sent her 16-year-old daughter sexually explicit photos via his cell phone.

The girl told the Lacey police officer that she met Taylor about eight months ago while she was working at a Lacey tanning salon. They had had consensual sex during their relationship, the 16-year-old told the officer.

The girl’s mother told the police officer that she had discouraged her daughter from seeing Taylor, and that she had later found out he had provided her daughter with methamphetamine and OxyContin. She said she then forbade her daughter from seeing Taylor.

The girl’s mother said Taylor then began sending her daughter sexually explicit photos from his cell phone. The 16-year-old girl and the girl’s mother both also said that he had sent the girl texts offering her $50 in exchange for sex.

The Lacey officer went to Taylor’s home and arrested him on suspicion of commercial sexual abuse of a minor. Reports said Taylor admitted that he had sent the 16-year-old sexually explicit photos from his cell phone, and that he had sent her a text message “about sending money for sex, but said it was a joke.”

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5465 jpawloski@theolympian.com

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