A judge has set a Coeur d'Alene man's bond at $50,000 on charges he raped a young family member.
Daniel Taylor, a teacher for the Coeur d'Alene School District, was arrested on the charges Monday. The Coeur d'Alene Police Department said the incident happened in Oct. 2012 but was not reported to authorities until last week.
Taylor, who has taught science at Venture High School since the fall of 2011, has been placed on paid administrative leave by the school district. The district, in a written statement Tuesday, said that police confirmed the incident did not involved any students nor did any of the allegations leveled against Taylor occur on school property.
Other than two speeding tickets, Taylor has no criminal history in Idaho. In Colorado, however, he has a criminal history that includes misdemeanor domestic violence charges and a conviction for violating a protection order. The charges stem from a fight with his then-wife while Taylor was holding their young son.
During Tuesday's hearing Taylor declined to make a statement to the court but said he wanted to hire his own attorney. Prosecutors asked for a $150,000 bond, which was lowered to $50,000 by the court.
If the case goes to trial and if he is convicted of the charges leveled against him, Taylor could face a sentence of life in prison.