Former La Plata Police Officer Arraigned

A former La Plata police officer was arraigned in Macon County Court Friday morning after his arrest Wednesday for multiple sex crimes against children. 34-year-old Johnathon Scott Taylor of Macon was arrested following an investigation by the State Highway Patrol. He is accused of sexually assaulting two underaged girls dating back to 2017 in Macon County. Taylor has been charged with statutory sodomy, child molestation, statutory rape, and one count of patronizing prostitution. He is being held in the Randolph County Jail without bond. He is scheduled to have a bond review hearing next Friday.