Man Accused of Operating Brothel Has Case Continued
Shane Taylor appeared in court in January but prosecutors dismissed charges again him in March.
UPDATE: The charges against Shane Taylor were dropped in March 2011 by prosecutors, Prince William County District Court documents show.
The case of a Manassas man accused of running a brothel in his home was continued until January, according to court documents.
Shane Taylor, 42, was arrested Nov. 29 and was ordered to appear in court Tuesday. The case was continued until Jan. 28, according to the court documents.
There is no record that Taylor has retained a lawyer.
Police searched the Yoder Street residence in November and found copious boxes of condoms and lubricant.
The evidence collected from the house led police to say Taylor was "maintaining a bawdy place," according to a police affidavit.
Another search on Dec. 2 recovered night-vision cameras, television monitors and other electronic surveillance equipment.
Police obtained the search warrant after Taylor's wife complained about domestic abuse. Police said Taylor's wife said during an interview that Taylor had been running a prostitution ring from their house since they moved in around July, according to the affidavit.
According to the affidavit, Taylor is an 11-time convicted felon. Taylor's wife told police that Taylor advertised the brothel on online business directories. Taylor employed five or six female prostitutes, according to the affidavit. Customers would contact Taylor via the Internet and set up an appointment, then leave payment in an envelope with the customer's e-mail address on the front.
Taylor's wife also told police that Taylor kept the house under 24-hour electronic surveillance and kept records of all transactions.
Taylor is also charged with being a felon in a possession of a firearm after an interview with the his wife revealed that he possessed a firearm even though convicted felons are prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.
Taylor was released on a $10,000 bond this month.