Taylor, of Cottageville, was charged with first-degree sexual assault. Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs said Taylor's charges would be "upgraded as soon as possible" to felony murder, the MetroNews reported.
Taylor's bail is set a $2 million.
Law enforcement officials are calling this "the worst case of sexual assault they have seen in two decades," WCHS reported.
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"I don't know of any normal human that could fathom what would possess somebody to do that," Boggs said, according to the MetroNews.
– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.