Taylor Blake Craft

Kaufman County Sheriff's Office Investigators and the Texas Rangers are requesting the public's assistance to identify any other children or teens that may have been contacted online or victimized by Taylor Craft. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office.

On May 31, Taylor Blake Craft, 24, of Forney was indicted by a Kaufman County Grand Jury on 12 felony offenses they are as follows:

 Sexual Assault of a Child – Felony II

 Online Solicitation of a Minor – Felony II

 Online Solicitation of a Minor – Felony II

 Publish/Threat to Publish Intimate Visual Material – State Jail Felony

 Publish/Threat to Publish Intimate Visual Material – State Jail Felony

 Possession Child Pornography – Felony III

 Publish/Threat to Publish Intimate Visual Material – State Jail Felony

 Publish/Threat to Publish Intimate Visual Material – State Jail Felony

 Possession Child Pornography – Felony III

 Possession Child Pornography – Felony III

 Sexual Assault Child – Felony II

 Aggravated Sexual Assault Child – Felony I

Craft has pending charges in Dallas and Rockwall Counties as well.

“In January of 2019, KCSO received information from investigators of the Rocky Hill Police Department in Connecticut that an individual from Kaufman County had solicited nude photographs via Snapchat from an underage female in their jurisdiction,” the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office said.

Jointly, KCSO and the Texas Rangers began an investigation, and subsequently, Taylor Craft was identified as the individual who contacted numerous underage females via the social media site. We believe that Craft also created and used a fictitious Snapchat account, under a female's name to gain the confidence of his victims and overtime would convince them to meet Craft. Craft is reported to have threatened to expose the nude photos he had obtained if the victim refused his sexual advances.

“Investigators have identified more than 15 victims. It is our belief based on the volume of photographs that were in Craft's possession; there are many other victims who have yet to be identified. Craft remains in custody in the Kaufman County Jail, his bond has been set at $2,675,000. Investigators encourage anyone who may have been approached or contacted by this individual to contact Investigator Jimmy Weisbruch at the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office at 972-932-9735. You may also submit a tip to www.KaufmanCountyCrimeStoppers.org,” Jolie Stewart said.

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