Photo: Patricia Taylor
PLACERVILLE – An El Dorado county adoptive parent is now behind bars after an investigation into various child abuse allegations resulted in her arrest.
63-year-old Patricia Taylor was an adoptive parent to four females from the time they were young. They children are now between 11 and 16 years of age.
In the past, Taylor also fostered other children who are now adults and have moved out of her home.
In April of 2019 one of her adopted children, a 14-year-old female, ran away to where her older sister lived “for fear of receiving punishment from Taylor.”
The girl alleged years of abuse. El Dorado County Child Protective Services then began their investigation. Evidence was collected, and interviews with the other girls also alleged years of abuse, torture, false imprisonment and lewd and lascivious behavior.
On May 10th of 2019 Taylor was arrested for the above mentioned offenses, and her bail has been set at $1,445,000.