Attorneys for former school volunteer Deonte Carraway have asked judge to throw out the evidence used as the basis for the 13 federal charges Carrawy faces. He is charged with coercing children to perform sex acts so that Carraway could film child pornography Carraway, 22...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A grand jury delivered a staggering 270-count indictment to former Prince George’s County teacher’s aide Deonte Carraway Wednesday.
Of the counts against him, there are 23 counts of sex abuse of a minor, which represent each of Carraway’s 23 victims involved in the case.
Prosecutors say Carraway, 22, sexually abused students at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School between August 2015 and February 2016 both on and off school property.
The 116-page indictment outlines that Carraway threatened, pressured, enticed and/or coerced children — 20 boys and three girls who ranged in age from 9 to 13 — instructing them to perform sexual acts on him and on each other while he video taped them on his cellphone.
Carraway then shared the videos, taken on two cellphones, on the Kik app with a group that included the children featured in the recordings, the document said.
A guardian of one of the victim’s discovered a nude photo shared to the victim’s phone and reported Carraway to the principal at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary in Glenarden, Maryland, and to Prince George’s County police.
“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,” the indictment said.
Some of the videos were taken inside three of his victims’ homes, John Erzen with the state’s attorney’s office said.
“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,” the indictment said.
Parents, if a man is offering to baby-sit your children, you should automatically be suspicious and reject the offer.
In addition to abuse at the school and the children’s homes, some children who participated in the Glenarden Municipal Center choir which Carraway directed were also abused, the indictment said.
Along with state charges, a federal grand jury indicted Carraway on 13 counts of produced child pornography in February.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed by families and guardians of some of Carraway’s victims against the Prince George’s County Board of Education, Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School Principal Michelle Williams and Carraway.
He remains in jail without bond.
Police believe there may be other victims in the Milwaukie and Portland areas
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William A. Kirk Sr., 72, and Troy L. Kirk Jr., 26, were arrested on sex abuse and sodomy charges. (Milwaukie PD)
MILWAUKIE, Oregon (KOIN) — A Milwaukie man and his grandson were arrested on charges related to child sex abuse last week, and now police are looking for information on any additional victims.
William A. Kirk Sr., 72, and Troy L. Kirk Jr., 26, were arrested on June 21 and lodged in Clackamas County Jail. They are facing charges of first-degree sex abuse and first-degree sodomy, according to Milwaukie Police Dept.
Oregon State Police reportedly began investigating the grandfather and grandson in 2015. Two victims were identified in the Milwaukie area. They were reportedly ages 4 and 7 when the alleged abuse occurred.
Now police believe there may be other victims in the Milwaukie and Portland areas. Anyone with information regarding William or Troy Kirk should call 503.786.7500.
Carlos Hernandez (Shelby County Jail)
By Carol Robinson Al.com
A Montevallo man is behind bars, accused of having sexual contact with a young child.
Carlos Hernandez, 40, was arrested on Tuesday, according to Shelby County jail and court records. He is charged with one count of sex abuse of a child.
The arrest warrant for Hernandez said the incident happened on June 24 and 25. The victim is less than 12 years old.
Hernandez remained in jail today. His bond is set at $15,000.
Javier V. Sanchez, 23, Plymouth, Minnesota, will be sentenced Aug. 22 in Cerro Gordo County District Court on the charge, a Class C felony.
He originally was charged with third-degree sexual abuse, also a Class C felony.
Police say the offense took place on Aug. 15, 2013, at a residence in Clear Lake.
-- Mary Pieper
A substitute teacher and a school board member in the Aliquippa School District are facing charges of failing to report child sexual abuse.
Aileen Gilbert, a school board member, was arraigned Monday afternoon. There is a warrant out for Ahna Anderson, a substitute teacher.
According to the Beaver County district attorney, two female students showed Anderson a cellphone video depicting a sex act between a 12 year old girl and an older student and didn’t immediately report it to school officials, police or the state.
Court paperwork said one of the students told investigators that Anderson asked her to show Gilbert the video because Gilbert was working on a program to address that kind of behavior by students.
According to the criminal complaint, both Anderson and Gilbert were shown the video on April 26 at Aliquippa Elementary School.
A report was made to authorities the next day after the vice principal was made aware of the incident and contacted school officials, law enforcement and Pennsylvania Child Line.
Under Pennsylvania law, school personnel and individuals who play an integral part in regularly scheduled school programs are mandatory reporters of suspected child sex abuse.
Anderson and Gilbert are charged with violations of the “persons required to report suspected child abuse” statute and endangering the welfare of a child.
To report suspected abuse call 800-932-0313.
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