Todd Michael Taylor Arrested for Rape Attempt on Wade Hampton High Student

As the investigation unfolded into the attempted kidnapping and rape of a 15-year-old Wade Hampton High School student it became clear to investigators that the assailant must have been an older causal acquaintance of the girl. The man the victim knew only as “Todd” was clearly a predator who made contact with the girl and waited for an opportune time to attempt to abduct her.

Now police have arrested 43-year-old Todd Michael Taylor for the assault. From GreenvilleOnline:

Authorities have charged a Lyman man in a February incident where investigators say a Wade Hampton High School student escaped an attempted kidnapping and sexual assault after accepting a ride home from a man.

Todd Michael Taylor, 43, 55 Granny Mack Ridge, Lyman, has been charged with kidnapping, assault and attempting to commit a lewd act on a minor, according to warrants.

WSPA has a follow up with the victim and her family. She met the man once at a restaurant and “trusted him” when she met him again, proving that parents and schools need to teach young people not to trust middle age men who want to befriend them. Taylor is being held on $160,000 bond, which is small change for a man who tried to rape a child.

Update: Here’s the victim in her own words:

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7 Responses to “Todd Michael Taylor Arrested for Rape Attempt on Wade Hampton High Student”

  1. casey marie on July 13th, 2011 11:11 am

    you people may actually want to research this a little better. not only were the charges dismissed against mr.taylor, but it was only after the “victim” changed her story more times to count, was mr. taylor arrested. doesnt it bother anyone that the only thing that never changed in all of her stories was that it was a hispanic male that tried to abduct her, yet a fair skinned caucasion was arrested. why dont you guys try to contact the “victims” family again and ask them what really happened. people like this girl sicken me because as more and more people cry rape, where does that leave the real victims?

  2. Rob Taylor on July 13th, 2011 2:00 pm

    You know that most Hispanic people are of European descent, right?

  3. Rob Taylor on July 13th, 2011 2:08 pm

    Are you claiming the same Todd Micheal Taylor who pled guilty to breaking into cars in 01, receiving stolen goods in 2010 (which he’s still on probation for, no?), Assault of a high or aggravated nature in 07 etc is an innocent babe in the woods who would just never rape someone? Are you kidding?

    Here’s his record. Looks like a real winner:

    http://www.greenvillecounty.org/scjd/publicindex/SCJDPublicIndex23/PISearch.aspx?CourtType=G

  4. casey marie on July 13th, 2011 9:00 pm

    everyone has a record. youve never had a parking ticket? hell, ive stuck a lipstick in my purse before in walmart, but im not going to try to rape your son. this doesnt seem odd to you that the state would drop an attempted rape charge? attempted rape? lewd act on a child? what could the state have on him so big that they would want to forget about all of that and let a victim live without justice? was it murder? im pretty sure you said what it was, receiving stolen goods? was that it? i could be wrong. im a victim of violence and after he tried to cut my throat and scarred me for life, the man who tried to end my life is sitting at home after 8 months in jail. do you know why? because the deputies that should have been taking care of real victims were too busy looking for invisible mexicans (i believe thats what she repeatedly called him, i dont know of too many european mexicans, do you?) for little girls who cry wolf because they break curfew or do things they dont want mommy or daddy to find out about

  5. Rob Taylor on July 14th, 2011 1:26 am

    No darlin’ everyone doesn’t have a record. Criminals have records and people beat raps all the time – especially on rape. Women get scared to testify, especially when the rapist has a gutterslyt attack dog to make all kinds of threats on his behalf.

    Everyone has a record – what kind of scumbags do you hang around? Let me guess, you get high with them and whoever buys you the most weed is your boyfriend.

  6. jordan williams on August 19th, 2011 9:32 pm

    He might not be the best person, but he has a heart, and a daughter. He would never,ever,ever touch a young girl. That girl is CRAZY. theyre were rumors of her admitting making the whole story up, thats why she moved schools. EVERYONE KNOWS SHES LYING NOT HIM!

  7. Rob Taylor on August 19th, 2011 9:38 pm

    I don’t know that. In fact I’d bet you know that she isn’t lying. Todd Taylor is a career criminal, and he has been arrested for assualt before so spare me the nonsense.about what he would and would not do.

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