Former high school dean allegedly harassed and sexually abused students
A former dean and community associate at midtown Manhattan's Business of Sports School had sexual relationships with at least four students there, sexually harassed four others, and asked one teen to buy him marijuana, according to a two-month investigation by the Special Commissioner of Investigation.
Malik Taylor, 31, of Queens, who went to work at the school in May 2012, earning $32,000 a year, resigned in May before he could be fired, according to officials.
The report has been forwarded to the district attorneys for Manhattan and Brooklyn District who are reviewing it in contemplation of charges.
Sexual activities with girls between the ages of 16 and 19 allegedly took place in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Bronx hotels, vehicles, and five times in BSS classrooms.
"His actions are completely reprehensible and he is no longer eligible to work for the NYC Department of Education," said a spokesman for the agency.
The investigation was triggered by a complaint made by an assistant principal at the school after a teacher/advisor reported that a student had told her that she was in a sexual relationship with Taylor and that she believed he was involved with other students as well.
Taylor was unavailable for comment.