Dance teacher sentenced to 9 months in prison after giving teenage student HIV

A dance teacher in Tennessee was sentenced Friday to nine months in prison and four years of probation for having unprotected sex with a teenage student and giving him HIV.

(Meredith) -- A dance teacher in Tennessee was sentenced Friday to nine months in prison and four years of probation for having unprotected sex with a teenage student and giving him HIV.

John Conner III, 30, will also be a registered sex offender for life, according to WREG.

Prosecutors said Conner met the 16-year-old student on social media in 2015. The teen joined Conner’s dance team, the Infamous Dancerettes. The two then had sex several times and exchanged nude photos over text messages, according to WREG.

Prosecutors said Conner did not tell the teen he was diagnosed with HIV in 2012. The teen later also tested positive for HIV after having sex with Conner.

Conner pleaded guilty in November to charges of criminal exposure to HIV, statutory rape by an authority figure, and solicitation of a minor.

Conner has two more similar pending cases with sexual partners aged 17 and 24.

Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.