ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — The number of children allegedly abused by a teacher’s aide at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Columbia has risen to seven.

Online court records show Clarence Taylor, 37, of Gwynn Oak was indicted Wednesday in Howard County on seven counts of sexual abuse of a minor, and three counts of solicitation for child pornography.

Taylor was charged in December with abusing three girls at the school from 2008 to 2010. The new charges allege abuse as recently as July 2011.

The first three girls claimed Taylor kissed or fondled them in a school dormitory when they were 10 to 13 years old.

Taylor couldn’t be reached for comment. An attorney he hired in December is no longer representing him.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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