Former elementary school aide sentenced to 100 years for filming sexual acts with children
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (WJLA) Deonte Carraway, a former school aide at an elementary school, was sentenced Thursday to 100 years in prison after pleading guilty to nearly two dozen counts of child abuse and porn-related charges Thursday.
Carraway was charged with filming children performing sex acts on each other at Judge Sylvania Elementary School in Glenarden, where he was an aide and volunteer, police said. He had been indicted on 270 child abuse and porn-related charges.
Parents of some of the victims broke down in court as Carraway apologized and told the parents, "I wish I could go back and stop myself from doing it."
Carraway's victims were between the ages of nine and 13.
Investigators say Carraway used the "KIK" messenger app to communicate with his victims.
According to court documents, Carraway coerced and persuaded multiple children to engage in sexually explicit conduct in order to produce videos from October 11, 2015 through February 1, 2016. Images produced during those times include Carraway engaging in sexual activity with victims, as well as the victims engaging in sexually explicit conduct at Carraway's direction.
Carraway allegedly met several of the victims at the school where he worked, and other victims reported that Carraway recruited them from his choir group.
A civil rights lawsuit was filed related to the case.
Court documents state a 9-year-old boy allegedly told his fourth-grade teacher of the abuse, and she told him, "I don't believe you. Go sit down."