Former’s teacher’s aide who filmed sexually explicit acts while class was in session indicted on 270 child sex charges

A former Maryland teaching assistant has been indicted on 270 child sex charges that include filming videos of students at an elementary school, state prosecutors said on Wednesday.

The suspect, 22-year-old Deonte Carraway, of Glenarden, Maryland, was charged by a grand jury in the Washington suburb of Prince George’s County, prosecutors said in a brief statement.

The indictment is far larger than the six original charges filed against Carraway in February.

Carraway, who was also a church choir director, faces charges of sexual abuse of a minor, sex offenses and child pornography, the statement said.

Former Maryland teaching assistant Deonte Carraway has been indicted on 270 child sex charges that include filming videos of students at an elementary school, state prosecutors said  Carraway, of Glenarden, Maryland, was charged by a grand jury in the Washington suburb of Prince George's County, prosecutors said in a brief statement

All the charges stem from actions involving students from Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School, both on and off the property. Carraway had worked there as an aide and then a volunteer until his arrest.

The indictment alleges Carraway made three girls and twenty boys, aged nine to 13, perform sex acts which he taped and shared with victims using the messaging app Kik, WTOP said.

According to the television station’s report, the indictment alleged: ‘Several children indicated that the defendant told them that they would be participating in a ‘club,’ and that if they wanted to be a part of it, they had to send photos and videos of themselves engaged in sexual acts while alone and while performing sexual acts on other children.’

All the charges stem from actions involving students from Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School (pictured), both on and off the property

The indictment alleges that Carraway made three girls and twenty boys, ages 9 to 13, perform sex acts which he taped and shared with victims using the messaging app Kik

The indictment was also quoted as claiming: ‘Carraway visited several of these children in their homes, ostensibly after the children’s parents had asked him to baby-sit or tutor the children.’

It alleges that children in the Carraway-led Glenarden Municipal Center choir suffered abuse, according to WTOP.

Carraway, who is being held in jail without bond, had been accused of filming more than 60 sexually explicit videos of minors. Police say many were taken at the school when it was in session.

Police were notified after a father discovered pornographic images on his son’s phone.

Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks (pictured) has said: 'Mr Carraway is facing multiple life sentences if he is found guilty of these offenses'

The 22-year-old purportedly had sex with a nine-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy in videos, NBC Washington reported.

Carraway pleaded not guilty in March to federal child pornography charges.

His attorneys have said he ‘exhibited significant cognitive deficits, with a full scale IQ of 63, which placed his overall intellectual functioning in the deficient range’, according to NBC Washington.

The Prince George’s County school board is facing a class-action lawsuit over the allegations involving Carraway.

Source: The DailyMail

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