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North Miami teacher charged with sexual battery on former student

Mwon Taylor, 39, was arrested by North Miami police Thursday.
Mwon Taylor, 39, was arrested by North Miami police Thursday. Miami-Dade Corrections

North Miami police arrested a Miami Union Academy teacher who is alleged to have molested a teenager more than a dozen times.

Police charged Mwon Taylor, 39, with five counts of sexual battery and 15 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child.

The victim reported the alleged incidents to North Miami police with her mother some time prior to Thursday’s arrest. She told police that when she was in the eighth and ninth grade Taylor began to take photos of the student’s feet and would grab her butt and inappropriately touch her.

On at least five occasions the victim performed oral sex on Taylor —both at the school and in other areas like a Greyhound station parking lot and an apartment parking lot. She told police the incidents were consensual, but police have a different perspective.

“The victim was forced to perform oral sex on him and he also performed it on her,” North Miami police spokeswoman Natalie Buissereth said in an interview with Herald news partner WFOR CBS 4.

“When adults have sex with a child it is not consensual.”

Police are asking anyone else with information on Taylor and any other victims to contact the department or Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-8477.

Lance Dixon: 305-376-3708, @LDixon_3