Dance coach arrested for statutory rape, criminal exposure to HIV

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis dance coach has been arrested after police say he had sex with one of his minor students and exposing him to HIV.

Last year, John Conner III and the victim met on a social website and arranged to meet up, according to the affidavit.

They had unprotected sex, but Conner did not tell the victim he has HIV, according to the affidavit.

The two had unprotected sex several times and also sent each other texts that included nude photos and discussion of sexual activity, according to the affidavit.

The victim was 16 when it happened, and Conner was 26, police said.

Conner was arrested Friday and charged with criminal exposure to HIV, soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor and statutory rape by an authority figure.

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