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Taylor resigns from library board
44-year-old accused of sexually molesting child, family member

LAWRENCEVILLE - Brett Taylor, jailed since July 24 on child molestation charges, has resigned his post on the Gwinnett County Public Library Board, a library official said Tuesday.

The 44-year-old Lawrenceville Cub Scout leader, appointed in December 2006 by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, faces four counts of child molestation and one count of sexual battery, according to Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli.

Taylor, whose term on the board expires in December, remains in the Gwinnett jail without bond.

"Gwinnett County Public Library has received notification from Commissioner Lorraine Green that she has accepted Brett Taylor's resignation from the Library Board," library spokeswoman Michelle Long said in a news release. "Commissioner Green has informed us that she will name his replacement soon."

Green did not immediately return a phone message Tuesday.

Taylor is accused of sexually molesting two boys, one of whom is a family member, authorities say.

Police allege Taylor touched a boy's genital area and photographed the boy while he was drying off and undressing after exiting the swimming pool at his house about two months ago.

Upon further investigation, authorities learned Taylor allegedly molested a family member for "an extended amount of time," Schiralli said. Taylor's arrest warrant states the alleged acts occurred in February 2006 and in July. Taylor is accused of touching the child's private area and buttocks.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday.