High School Teacher Accused of Sex Assault

CAHOKIA, Ill. (CN) – An assistant high school teacher and coach has been charged with having sexual contact with a teenage boy and giving him HIV.
     Mario L. Hunt, 35, of Cahokia, was charged Monday in St. Clair County with criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse transmission of HIV.
     Officials said say the offenses happened with a 17-year-old boy during the first six months of 2011.
     Hunt has been suspended from the Cahokia School District, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
     Cahokia School District Superintendent Art Ryan told the Post-Dispatch that he did not know whether the alleged victim was a student.
     Ryan said Hunt was an assistant track coach and helped train the football and basketball teams. Hunt worked with the district for six years.
     Hunt was still in jail Tuesday while police investigated whether he may have molested a second student, The Associated Press reported.

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