Dance Coach Accused Of Knowingly Exposing Teen Student To HIV


A dance coach in Memphis is accused of statutory rape, and knowingly exposing one of his students to HIV. Authorities arrested John Conner III Friday (Sept. 16) for having sex with a 16-year-old boy several times last year, and failing to divulge his HIV status.

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Conner, who appeared on the reality show Bring It! on Lifetime, met online in 2015.  The two engaged in sex several times in the dance instructor’s car as well as exchanged “text messages for months that include nude photos and discussions of sexual activity,” according to the arrest affidavit posted by

The victim reported the encounters in August of this year, leading to Conner’s arrest. Conner, 27, was diagnosed with HIV in 2012.

He is currently being held on $100,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 19.

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