Working from the microfilmed court papers and the microfilmed docket entries, I put together a procedural history of the case:
I included the name of the victim (Kathy Shelton) because she recently went public. (I do not doubt that she was the victim of a crime.)
My next post will discuss the events that gave rise to the prosecution. I rely primarily on the article Glenn Thrush wrote for Newsday in 2008. It is the most cohesive narrative I have found:
There are references in the court papers to a statement made by Taylor when he was arrested. The Thrush account indicates that Taylor, in that statement, denied any wrongdoing but placed himself in the company of the victim — and the two other witnesses she identified — close to the time of the offense.
Stay tuned …