Nicholas and Joan Taylor, a married couple in Northampton have been convicted of carrying out abuse against a child for a period of 10 years. The investigation, which is the largest of its type began in 2014.

The child sex offences were committed between 1996 and 2006 and included offences of rape and supplying children with drugs such as cocaine. Their offences were against 11 victims.

Leicester Crown Court heard that the couple had committed 84 offences and were, “ master manipulators”. Nicholas has previous convictions for indecency and has been described as a “ very dangerous, depraved individual.” Joan, his wife is a former prostitute and was, “ a more than willing accomplice.”

Detective Inspector Adam Pendlebury from the Northampton Police said, “ The Taylors were master manipulators who used crack cocaine to force their victims to engage in sexual activity against their will and their actions have had a devastating impact on their victims’ lives.”

Nicholas Taylor was found guilty of:

  • 10 counts of rape
  • Three counts of rape of a child under 13
  • One count of attempted rape
  • One count of actual bodily harm
  • 10 counts of indecency with a child
  • 11 counts of sexual activity with a child
  • Nine counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child
  • Four counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity
  • Four counts of assault of a child under 13 by penetration
  • Two counts of causing a child to watch a sexual act
  • One indecent assault
  • Six counts of supplying Class A drugs

He pleaded guilty to:

  • One count of cruelty to a person under 16

Joan Taylor was found guilty of:

  • Six rapes
  • Two rapes of a child under 13
  • Two counts of sexual activity with a child
  • Five counts of indecency with a child
  • Three counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child
  • Four counts of supplying Class A drugs

She pleaded guilty to:

  • Four counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child
  • Four counts of indecency with a child
  • One count of cruelty to a person under 16

They will be sentenced at a later date.

Jordans Solicitors represent client’s who have suffered abuse by an individual abuser or social services. The effects of abuse on a child can have far reaching implications, having an extreme impact on their development as adults and their day to day functioning. If you require help or advice in pursuing a civil claim please contact one of our Specialist Solicitors.


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