Fresh Mdws. man had sex with students: Commish

By Phil Corso

A Fresh Meadows man who worked as a dean and community associate for a Manhattan high school had unprotected sex with four students there and sexually harassed several others, a Special Commissioner of Investigation report said.

Malik Taylor, 31, lied about being married and convinced students from the Business of Sports School in midtown Manhattan to have sexual encounters with him in classrooms, his car and at motels in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn, the DOE’s Special Commissioner Richard Condon said in the report.

The report outlined hundreds of text messages the Fresh Meadows father of two had sent from his wife’s phone to the four students, whose ages ranged from 16 to 19, as well as several other inappropriate run-ins with students that Taylor admitted to.

In total, the report alleged Taylor had more than a dozen sexual encounters with the students and even asked two of them to participate in a threesome. He also asked one 17-year-old student to buy marijuana for him, the report said.

In one instance, the high school dean allegedly used vulgar language in talking to a student after she declined his sexual advances. Even after the student shot him down, Taylor continued pressing and asked if he could perform an inappropriate sexual act on her, the report said.

Reports also said Taylor would talk publicly about students’ breasts and buttocks in the company of other students.

“You know how I recognize you?” Taylor allegedly asked one student, identified as “Student E” in the report. When she asked how, Taylor told her to turn around and he then pointed to her buttocks, investigators said. The dean then told the student he would date her if he were younger, the report said.

He even asked one student to walk down the stairs in front of him so he could see her “a– shake.” Similar incidents with students were peppered throughout the investigator’s report.

Taylor admitted to the charges in the investigators’ report.

Assistant Principal Rosa Choi reported Taylor to investigators in May after another teacher told her he was having affairs with different students, the report said. He resigned from his position soon after, nearly one year into the job, and was barred from working anywhere within the city school system, investigators said.

Condon also said the charges were brought to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and to Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. There was no indication whether the prosecutors would try to press charges against him.

Reach reporter Phil Corso by e-mail at pcorso@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4573.

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