More Victims Possible in School Volunteer Abuse Case
Police have identified 11 victims and are looking for more as the investigation continues.
Police are attempting to identify more students who may have been the victims of abuse after a school volunteer in Maryland was accused of child sexual abuse.
Police say Deonte Carraway, 22, filmed students performing sexual acts at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden, among other places, according to fox5dc.com.
Carraway has been charged with child pornography and sexual abuse of a minor and police say additional charges are likely. Prince George County police have identified 11 victims in total and have located around 40 videos filmed by Carraway.
School officials placed Judge Sylvania Woods principal Michelle Williams on administrative leave and are reviewing their policies and programs.
Carraway was a school volunteer and the director of the Glenarden Voice of Youth Choir. The alleged abuse occurred at the Glenarden Municipal Center, Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatic Center and at private homes in addition to on school grounds.
Many parents are upset that Carraway was able to spend so much time alone with the students. One of the alleged victims filed a lawsuit against the county’s Board of Education, the school’s principal and Carraway. The lawsuit alleges the principal failed to respond to concerns about Carraway raised by parents and teachers.
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