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UPDATE: MSCR employee out of jail, accused of child sex assault

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A Madison schools summer program staff member was released from jail Monday, after police officials accused him of sexually assaulting a teen at a middle school.
 
A court commissioner established 22-year old Martez Malone's bail as a signature bond. Martez declined comment to 27 News as he left the Dane County jail.
 
Madison police spokesperson Joel DeSpain told 27 News Malone told investigators he was a dance instructor for Madison School Community Recreation (MSCR). a recreation program under the auspices of the Madison Metropolitan School District.
 
DeSpain said Malone was arrested July 18 on the tentative charge of second degree sexual assault of a child, after a 14-year old student in the dance class at Blackhawk Middle School told school personnel Malone had inappropriately touched her July 17, when the instructor and student were alone in a portion of a gymnasium.
 
DeSpain said Malone denied involvement with any inappropriate touching.
 
But DeSpain told 27 News probable cause for Malone's arrest was bolstered by the discovery of communications between Malone and the student. DeSpain declined to specify the nature of the communications, and whether they were carried out by email, text, or phone calls.  
 
Madison school district officials says parents of children in the summer programming at the middle school received a letter, explaining that a staff member had been suspended, after being accused of inappropriate conduct. The letter omitted reference to the alleged sexual assault.
 
School district spokesperson Rachel Strauch-Nelson says Malone's suspension is unpaid. Court records list Malone's pay as $10.65 per hour.
 
Strauch-Nelson said background checks are carried out on employees such as Malone at the time they apply.
 
Online court records show no criminal history for Malone.
 
Court records show Malone fathered a child with a 16-year old girl last year.
 
Malone's bail conditions include no unsupervised contact with any juveniles, except for his toddler son.
 
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MADISON (WKOW) -- A Madison man is arrested after police say he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at summer camp.

Madison police were called to Blackhawk Middle School last Thursday to a report of a sexual assault that happened the day before. Police say the incident took place inside the school and involved inappropriately touching a 14-year-old female.

Police arrested Martez M. Malone, 22, for 2nd Degree Sexual Assault. The Madison Police Department says he is a Madison School and Community Recreation Program summer employee.

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