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More point finger at Cub leader
Seven additional children claim man molested them

LAWRENCEVILLE - Seven additional children have told police that a former Gwinnett library official and Cub Scout leader molested them, upping the count of alleged victims to 10, police said Thursday.

Brett Taylor, 44, resigned last week from his post on the Gwinnett County Public Library Board after his July 24 arrest on four counts of child molestation and one count of sexual battery.

Since his arrest, seven more children, whose ages range from 6 to 9, have told police Taylor inappropriately touched, photographed or sodomized them, police said.

And the alleged victim count might not end there.

"Additional interviews have been scheduled with more children," said Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman.

Spellman couldn't provide a timeframe for the new allegations, but she said each incident allegedly happened at Taylor's Bergen Court home in Lawrenceville.

Taylor's initial charges stem from incidents against two boys, including a family member, authorities said. One boy said Taylor touched his genital area and photographed him while he was undressing after exiting a swimming pool at Taylor's home. Police said Taylor committed similar acts against another boy for more than two years.

Taylor, whose term on the board would have expired in December, remains in the Gwinnett jail without bond. Library leaders said last week his replacement is expected to be named soon.

Last Friday, Taylor waived his right to a preliminary hearing, during which he could have requested bond. State law requires that suspects without bond be indicted within 90 days of their arrest.

Spellman said police are waiting to lodge additional charges against Taylor until "all interviews with potential victims have been completed and the evidence collected in this case (is) examined."

Police urge any other potential victims in the case to contact the special victims unit at 770-513-5300.