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Clarence Cepheus Taylor Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Girls While At Maryland School For The Deaf In Columbia

12:40 PM, Dec 6, 2012   |    comments
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COLUMBIA, Md., (WUSA) -- Howard County police say a school aide is charged with touching girls at a Maryland school for the deaf.

Clarence Cepheus Taylor was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual abuse of a minor. He is accused of inappropriately touching three girls who were students at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Columbia between 2008 and 2010.

Police say the girls are now 15 and 16 and enrolled at another school. They reported that Taylor, who was an evening-shift dorm aide, touched them inappropriately several times while they were overnight students.  

One girl said Taylor hugged her and rubbed his hand across her breast in the dorm's hallway when she was 12 and 13 years old, according to police.

Another girl reported Taylor would "brush her backside and breast with his hand" usually in a common area of the dorm, say police. The same girl says Taylor once kissed her after she was finished drinking from a water fountain. The incidents occurred from the time she was 11 to 13, say police.

The third girl reported that Taylor also kissed her at a water fountain, and that when she was 13 years old, he brushed against her backside several times.

Taylor was suspended from his teacher's aide job at the Maryland School for the Deaf. He was arrested at his home Thursday.

Police want anyone who may have been a victim or who has more information to call them at 410-313-3200.

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