Hell's Kitchen High School Dean Had Sex With Four Students, Officials Say
By Seth Maxon on July 30, 2013 4:02pm
HELL'S KITCHEN — A staffer at a Manhattan high school has left his post after admitting to having sex with four female students, one as young as 16, inside classrooms, motels and his car.
Malik Taylor, 31, who is married, admitted to having more than a dozen sexual encounters over the course of 2013, often without a condom, during his time at the Business of Sports School on West 49th Street near 10th Ave., according to a report released Tuesday by the special commissioner of investigation for the NYC school district, Richard Condon.
Taylor, a community associate and dean, also made repeated lewd comments about the students' appearances, frequently telling one that her "ass is ridiculous," and allegedly asked one student if she would engage in a threesome involving her peers, according to the report.
In addition, he sexually harassed four additional students and asked one of those four to help him buy marijuana also surfaced during the investigation, officials said.
Taylor, who was paid $32,000 a year, resigned in late May, shortly after school administrators alerted the Office of the Special Commissioner of Investigations that a student claimed the two had been involved in a sexual relationship, officials said.
David Pena, a deputy press secretary for the New York City Department of Education, called Taylor's actions "completely reprehensible" in an email. He said Taylor is no longer eligible to work in city schools.
The commissioner's findings have been referred to New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. and to Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes.