A former RuneScape composer has been sentenced to 22 months in prison for sexually assaulting a woman. The sentence is the maximum possible under British law and was handed down by Judge Peter Bowers QC.

The runescape old school is a former composer of the game RuneScape who was sentenced to 22 months in prison for sexual assault.


Ian Taylor, the former composer for both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, confessed to sexually assaulting a young child and was sentenced to 22 months in jail. According to Taylor’s confession, the attack occurred in December but was not disclosed to family or authorities until early 2021; he blamed his conduct on despair and inebriation. Taylor was formally sentenced this past Wednesday at Peterborough Crown Court in the United Kingdom, and has been placed on the country’s Sex Offenders Register for a period of ten years, as well as receiving a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for the same period of time to keep him under surveillance.

Taylor was dismissed from his position in March 2021 after the accusations were made public, according to a statement from a Jagex spokesman. “Jagex demands the greatest standards from its workers, and we take immediate action if our principles are not represented in employee behavior,” added the spokesman. “During his tenure at Jagex, we performed an internal investigation of the employee’s contacts with employees and any gamers he may have encountered. At this time, we have discovered no material that warrants additional investigation.”

Both OSRS and RuneScape continue to get updates, with the former announcing the return of Deadman: Reborn and the latter explaining how modifications to action bars function with custom interface layouts.


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