Former NYS Trooper Pleads Guilty to Promoting Prostitution

Modified: January 22, 2013 11:02am

12/17/2012

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that former New York State Police Trooper Titus Z. Taggart, age 42, of 3311 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, pleaded guilty today to one count of Promoting Prostitution in the Fourth Degree before County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case. 

Taggart’s plea was the culmination of a months-long investigation by New York State Police Special Investigations Unit and Internal Affairs into allegations that Taggart organized exotic dance parties at which he arranged to have prostitutes present to provide sexual services for money.  Taggart pleaded guilty to advancing prostitution at one such party held on November 12, 2011 at 45 Miller Avenue in Buffalo, the site of the New Brotherhood Motorcycle Club.

Taggart, who had served as a New York State Police Trooper for over 18 years, was terminated by the State Police earlier this year.  He faces up to one year in jail when he is sentenced on March 27, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.