Briar Hill husband and wife Nicholas and Joan Taylor appeared at Leicester Crown Court

The trial of a man and woman charged with more than 100 offences – including multiple counts of historical drug and sexual assault offences – is due to begin today.

Northamptonshire Police said 47-year-old Nicholas Taylor, from Northampton, had been charged with 96 counts, including supply of Class A drugs, rape and other sexual offences.

43-year-old Joan Taylor, also from Northampton, is facing 35 charges, including supply of Class A drugs, rape, other sexual offences and being in possession of indecent images.

The trial is due to be heard in front of Judge Nicholas Dean at Leicester Crown Court.

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2017-01-30/trial-to-begin-for-pair-charged-with-131-offences/

 Northampton man on trial for carrying out sex offences on children thought of himself as a ‘hard man’, court hears Nicholas and Joan Taylor deny a total of 112 charges – mainly sexual offences against children. 

They face a trial at Leicester Crown Court expected to last seven weeks. 

February 2017 

A jury has heard how a Northampton man on trial for committing numerous sexual acts on children alongside his wife was a “bullying” figure who liked to think of himself as a local “hard man”. 

In the opening day of a seven-week hearing at Leicester Crown Court this morning Nicholas Taylor, 47, faced 73 charges ranging from sexual activity with and child rape of a child, to supplying class A drugs to another.

 
His wife, Joan Taylor, 43, who worked as a prostitute in Northampton, denies 30 similar charges, which also included charges relating to indecent photographs of children.

 Opening the case today, David Herbert QC, said the majority of the offences allegedly took place when the Taylors lived in Pitstone Road, Briar Hill. 

 He said: “Nick Taylor was the dominant figure and you may think there is no doubt about that. 

“It’s the prosecution’s case that he could be violent, threatening and controlling.

 “That included his wife and anyone he came into contact with.” The prosecution alleges the offences were committed against 11 victims, male and female, 10 of whom were children.

 Most of the offending took place between 1996 and 2006. The couple married in 2001. 

The court heard, how some of the victims were supplied class A drugs to make them more “compliant” with the sexual offending, namely crack cocaine.

 Mr Herbert QC, said for some of that period Joan Taylor, worked as a “street worker,” he said.

 “Nicholas Taylor was aware of that and at times controlled her activities,” the QC added.

 “The evidence shows he is violent controlling bullying and manipulative.” 

“He was one of those people who wanted to have the reputation for being on his estate as a ‘hard man’.” The trial continues. 

Read more at: http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/northampton-man-on-trial-for-carrying-out-sex-offences-on-children-thought-of-himself-as-a-hard-man-court-hears-1-7803659

Man admits using young boy as a human dart board and shooting at him with a CROSSBOW

Nicholas Taylor and his wife Joan are accused of a decade-long stretch of systematic abuse against children – including a string of sexual assaults

A man used a young boy as a human dart board, shooting him with a crossbow during a campaign of shocking abuse, a court heard.

Married couple Nicholas and Joan Taylor have been charged with committing 131 offences against ten children between 1996 and 2006.

And at Leicester Crown court on Wednesday, Nicholas, 47, admitted forcing a boy to stand in front of a dart board while he fired a crossbow at him.

The pair are accused of getting youngsters hooked on crack cocaine to make them “more compliant” before subjecting them to a string of horrific sex acts.

A court heard when police raided their home in Northampton they found a baseball bat under the bed inscribed with the words “The Pain”.

Joan, 43, has admitted four counts of indecency with a child, four counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and one of cruelty to a person under 16.

She also pleaded guilty to working as a prostitute, which, according to the prosecution, was encouraged by her “controlling” and “manipulative” husband.

The couple, who married in 2002, still deny 102 other offences including rape of a child, possessing indecent images of children and sexual activity with under-16s.

Prosecutor David Herbert QC said Nicholas fired a crossbow at one of his victims and made him stand in front of a dart board at their home.

He said: “Nicholas Taylor would also throw darts at him. If he moved he could be hit.”

The court heard Nicholas was the “dominant figure” in the abuse against 11 male and female victims, ten of whom were children.

Jurors were told one girl was injected with amphetamines to get her hooked and then driven to a layby to perform sex acts on a man.

Another boy was made to carry out sex acts on Nicholas and Joan in return for crack cocaine, the court heard.

Artist impression of Nicholas Taylor appearing at Leicester Crown Court

Mr Herbert described Nicholas as a “bullying” figure who liked to think of himself as a local “hard man”.

He added: “Nick Taylor was the dominant figure and you may think there is no doubt about that.

“It’s the prosecution’s case that he could be violent, threatening and controlling.

“That included his wife and anyone he came into contact with.

“The evidence shows he is violent, controlling, bullying and manipulative.

“He was one of those people who wanted to have the reputation for being on his estate as a ‘hard man’.”

The court also heard how Nicholas gave lectures to schools in his local area on being a “reformed criminal.”

Mt Herbert added: “He was involved in giving talks to schools about the dangers of taking drugs.

“He had been on TV and in local newspapers talking about how he was a reformed character.”

The trial continues.

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One thought on “Briar Hill husband and wife Nicholas and Joan Taylor appeared at Leicester Crown Court

  1. Any sentence will not impact on this sick man,he is the sort of contact who knows how to manipulate the jail system
    My heart goes out to his victims as I fell victim to men like taylor
    SCUM does not do him justice. .I hope you die in there

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