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HIV-infected aide charged in teen’s assault

ST. LOUIS — An Illinois teaching assistant who worked with special-needs students, accused of molesting a teenage student in school while knowingly infected with HIV, remained jailed Tuesday as police investigated another claim of similar misconduct by the man involving a different student.

Prosecutors in St. Clair County east of St. Louis charged Mario L. Hunt, 35, on Monday with felony counts of criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and ‘‘transmitting’’ HIV through intimate contact during the first half of 2011, when the student was 17.

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