A Madison schools dance instructor who was charged in August with the alleged enticement and sexual assault of a 14-year-old student was charged Tuesday with the alleged sexual assault of another student, who came forward after learning about the other girl.
Martez M. Malone, 22, of Madison, was coach of a dance team at Madison Memorial High School. He became friends with a 16-year-old member of the team and had her perform sex acts on him in a locker room after the team’s practices earlier this year.
Malone is charged with sexual assault of a student by school staff between April and June. In August, he was charged with sexual assault of a child, using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and child enticement for allegedly trying to talk the 14-year-old girl at Black Hawk Middle School into having sex with him in July.
Malone was a teacher in a summer dance class at Black Hawk at the time, according to a criminal complaint in that case.
Malone was suspended without pay after he was charged in the Black Hawk case. He has since been fired, said Madison School District spokeswoman Rachel Strauch-Nelson.
In the Memorial case, according to a criminal complaint:
The 16-year-old girl told police that she and Malone began communicating on Facebook in April after the team’s first performance. Not long after, she said, Malone gave her his cellphone number and they communicated by text messages.
She said she performed sex acts on Malone about 10 times in the locker room after practices. She said Malone made it clear that their relationship was sex-only, telling her, “Don’t catch feelings.”
The girl said she had wanted to stop but felt she couldn’t because it would be awkward between the two of them at dance practices. But she decided to tell school staff, she said, after seeing that Malone had “done the same thing with a 14-year-old, it blew me out of the water.” Malone is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.