The off-duty traffic cop out of Brooklyn who was arrested this week for allegedly drugging and raping a teen has not been charged by prosecutors, due to a lack of evidence. NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agent Charles Taylor, 25, was accused of date-raping a 17-year-old girl last Sunday. The Bronx District Attorney's office told NY1 it doesn't have enough evidence to pursue charges right now—but they added that the investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
Taylor and the victim reportedly first met last week, and had been texting and calling for several days. They went on a date Sunday evening, meeting at the corner of Dekalb and Flatbush Avenues in Brooklyn. The teen later claimed that Taylor slipped a tranquilizing drug into her drink. "You're almost to a state of unconsciousness," retired NYPD detective Wally Zeins explained about the date rape drug allegedly used. "You're almost in a state of passing out." In her disoriented state, Taylor drove her from Brooklyn to his apartment at the Bronx River Houses, in the Park Versailles section of the Bronx, where he allegedly raped her.
Taylor has been part of the NYPD’s traffic division since 2008, but could only write parking summonses and direct traffic in Brooklyn South. He has been freed from custody, but is still suspended without pay.