A Tennessee dance teacher has pleaded guilty to the statutory rape of a teenager and exposing him to the HIV virus, prosecutors aforementioned.
John Conner III who appeared on the life reality TV dance show “Bring It,” was scheduled to go on trial this week, but entered the guilty plea to law-breaking charges of criminal exposure to HIV, statutory rape by an authority figure, and solicitation of a minor, Shelby County district attorney General Amy Weirich aforementioned in a news release.
Conner was twenty six years old in 2015 once he met the then-16-year-old boy on a social media web site, prosecutors aforementioned. Conner had unprotected sex many times with the stripling within the dance teacher’s vehicle.
The teenager joined Conner’s dance team, the infamous Dancerettes, and the 2 continued to exchange nude photos and text messages regarding their gender. however Conner failed to tell the teenager about his HIV diagnosis in 2012, prosecutors aforementioned.
In August 2016, the teenager told his parents regarding the sexual encounters with Conner and aforementioned he thought he ought to be tested once hearing that his dance teacher had HIV. The teenager tested positive for HIV, prosecutors aforementioned.
According to prosecutor, he has 2 similar cases pending with sexual partners, ages seventeen and twenty four.
Conner is regular to be sentenced on December twenty, 2019.