North Miami teacher Mwon Taylor arrested for molestation and sexual battery of a minor

| Jun 24, 2016 | Firm News

Mwon Taylor, a 39-year old teacher at  Miami Union Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist school in North Miami, has been arrested on charges that he sexually molested a minor. On June 22, 2016, Taylor was charged with sexual battery on a minor over 12 years old and lewd and lascivious molestation on a minor less than 16 years old.  Prior to his arrest , Taylor taught at Miami Union Academy, at 12600 NW 4th Avenue in North Miami.  Miami Union Academy is a private school for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.

According to North Miami police records, there were approximately 20 inappropriate incidents that took place between August 1, 2011, and June 1, 2012, including Taylor taking pictures of the victim’s feet, and about five incidents of sexual contact.  These incidents included Taylor grabbing the victim and rubbing his hands on her groin and buttocks. According to detectives, the victim also performed oral sex on Taylor multiple times.  At the time of these incidents, the child was fourteen years old and in the eighth grade at Miami Union Academy.Taylor taught religion and social studies at Miami Union Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist affiliated Pre K-12 school; however, he is currently not listed in their online list of faculty. On June 23, 2016, he was being held without bond. He was scheduled to appear in court today, June 24th.

This is every parent’s worst nightmare. Schools should always be a place where parents can trust that their children will be cared for and protected from harm.

Attorney Adam Horowitz has substantial experience representing victims of sexual abuse in private schools.  Among several other cases, Horowitz is presently representing a male student – and the student’s mother – in a lawsuit against the private Tampa Day School and former principal James Larkin, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence for two counts of felony sexual battery of a minor. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse, please email attorney Adam Horowitz at [email protected] or call our law firm at (954) 641-2100.