Deaf School Aide Accused of Inappropriately Touching, Kissing Girls

Thursday, Dec 6, 2012  |  Updated 3:45 PM EDT
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Howard County police charged an aide at the Maryland School for the Deaf with inappropriately touching three girls when they were students.

Clarence Taylor, 37, of Windsor Mill, was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts of sexual abuse of a minor. He is suspended from his current job as a daytime teacher's aide at the school. Police do not know if Taylor has a lawyer.

The alleged incidents occurred between 2008 and 2010, when Taylor was an evening-shift dorm aide, police said. The girls, one of whom was 10 when the alleged incidents occurred, said they were inappropriately touched numerous times, investigators said.

One girl said Taylor would hug her and rub his hand across her breast in the dorm hallway when she was 12 and 13 years old, police said.

Another said Taylor brushed her backside and breast with his hand on multiple occasions in a common area when she was 10, 11 and 12, police said. She also said he kissed her when she stood up after drinking water from a fountain.

The third girl said she was 13 years old when Taylor walked up behind her and brushed her backside many times and also kissed her at a water fountain.

One of the girls, now ages 15 and 16 and attending another school, recently reported the alleged incidents to a teacher, police said.

Anyone with information about the case or any additional victims should call police at 410-313-3200.

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