A North Miami, Fla., eighth and ninth grade Bible and science teacher at a Seventh-day Adventist school faces charges of sexual battery on a minor and lewd and lascivious molestation on a child between the ages of 12 and 16 after incidents from years back were reported to police.
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Mwon Vernard Taylor, 39, was reported to the police on June 17, when a girl told her mother about incidents that allegedly happened between Aug. 1, 2011, and June 1, 2012.
The girl said as many as 20 inappropriate encounters between her and Taylor happened and that five of those involved sex.
ABC Local 10 reported some of the alleged details, and they are creepy.
The accuser says Taylor took photographs of her feet, received oral sex from her in the classroom and in his car when he drove her home from school, touched her breasts and rubbed her genitals while she was clothed.
“He was her teacher. It started off at school, it started off in a classroom, and then it progressed to the backseat of his vehicle,” North Miami Police Officer Nathalie Buissereth told WSVN. “He had the child perform [oral sex] on him, and he as well on her.”
Miami Union Academy Principal Renee Hodge released the following statement about the alleged sex crime:
We are deeply saddened and regret to hear this news. We do not condone inappropriate behaviors of any sort, and are very protective of our students. Be assured that the school’s administration is in complete cooperation with the authorities and their investigation.
It’s not immediately clear how much time behind bars Taylor would face if convicted.