DAYTON, Texas— An arrest warrant has been issued for a Dayton High School teacher accused of groping and fondling a 16-year-old student when the two were alone at his apartment.
Aaron Kyle Taylor, 30, was charged with improper relationship with student. Taylor’s bail was set at $30,000. However, Taylor failed to show up for a court appearance on May 6.
Investigators with the Harris County Constables Precinct 3 Office said Taylor and the teen were together at his place on April 30 when the two began to kiss and he touched her breasts.
Investigators questioned Taylor about the alleged incident. Pictures of the teen in a bikini and text messages from the teacher telling her he wanted to touch her breasts were found in Taylor’s cell phone, investigators said.
The Dayton Independent School District said that Taylor had been placed on administrative leave in February after receiving a tip about questionable behavior.
When KHOU 11 News went to talk to Taylor at his apartment, we were told he had skipped out on his rent earlier this month and hasn’t been seen since.
“We just want to be sure there’s no other students involved. A lot of times when you have a teacher that takes advantage of students in an inappropriate manner, it’s not something they do just once,” Sara Marie Kinney, spokeswoman for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, said.
Concerned there may be other victims, the DA’s office is urging them to come forward.
This was Taylor’s first year with Dayton ISD, which said he will be terminated. He previously taught drama in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.