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Man Accused Of Drugging, Molesting Girl Pleads Guilty

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A Minneapolis man pleaded guilty Friday to multiple criminal sexual conduct charges after investigators say he allegedly drugged and molested a 10-year-old girl during a sleepover.

According to the criminal complaint, 39-year-old Ezra David Taylor hosted a sleepover for his daughter and two of her friends at his residence on the 3500 block of Colfax Avenue South on Aug. 2.

The next day, the parents of one of the girls contacted police to report that their daughter had been molested.

The victim told a forensic investigator that while at her friend's house, she started to feel sick and dizzy, and vomited twice during the night.

She said Taylor carried her from an upstairs room to the basement once her friends were sleeping. The victim said Taylor then began touching her buttocks as he carried her, and she told him she was "really scared."

Once in the basement, the victim told police Taylor told her to put on a pair of thong underwear.

Police met with Taylor on Aug. 8, when he confessed to planning the sexual assault. He told investigators that he crushed up Ambien pills and mixed them into the girl's pop.

He also admitted to making the victim undress before photographing her and molesting her.

Taylor pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13 and two counts of second-degree sexual conduct on Friday. He will be sentenced on Nov. 10.


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