Report details Avery Taylor psychiatric assessment
The Crown attorney wants Taylor declared a long-term offender and a newly released psychiatric assessment will help the court decide.
Taylor remains in custody after pleading guilty to 11 sex crimes, including conspiring to drug a child, making child pornography, sexual assault and bestiality and is still waiting to be sentenced.
In the report, Taylor described being in an abusive relationship with co-accused Shayne Lund and feeling trapped.
Throughout out the report, Taylor denied having sexual interests in children or animals, but insisted she pretended to be interested in Lund’s needs and desires.
Taylor described her actions in the offenses as disturbing, but believed it was driven by her desire to protect children, who were exposed or could have been exposed to Lund.
However, the psychiatrist pointed out that Taylor never reached out for help or contacted police, but in the end, the psychiatrist concluded Taylor, “does not meet the diagnostic criteria for a personality disorder or paraphilia."
Meaning she doesn't get sexual gratification from inappropriate sexual activity. The psychiatrist also concluded Taylor, "presents with a low risk for general and violent re-offense."
However, he suggested if Taylor is released into the community, she should receive treatment, be supervised and not be alone with children under 16-years-old.
It's up to the judge to decide whether Taylor could be designated a long term offender.
“Long-term offender status carries a minimum two year prison sentence, plus a lengthy supervised probation, which could last as long as ten years.”
The attorney general will spend the next eight weeks reviewing Taylor's assessment and will decide whether the Crown should pursue long-term offender status.
A hearing has been scheduled for April.