MD teacher’s aide gave kids phones to record themselves, sources say
WASHINGTON — The former Prince George’s County teacher’s aide accused of making child pornography reportedly gave cellphones to elementary school students to record themselves, sources say.
Deonte Carraway, who volunteered at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary, gave cellphones to at least several students to videotape themselves, a source close to the investigation tells NBC 4.
Carraway, 22, is accused of taping children ages 9-13 performing sex acts at the school and other places.
Police say he had dozens of videos and admitted making explicit videos of children. According to police, 17 victims have come forward.
Carraway was arrested Feb. 5 and is charged with 10 felony counts of manufacturing child pornography, child sex abuse and second degree sexual offense. He’s being held on $1 million bond.
NBC 4 reports changes are being made at the school.
The school now has a School Resource Officer and is installing 26 cameras inside the school. Visitors also have to show identification, and a new acting principal has been announced since Principal Michelle Williams was put on administrative leave.
We hope everyone has had a very Happy Thanksgiving.
I have heard and read all kinds of negativity concerning Thanksgiving for the past several days, and I have one thing to say: A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE SEEM TO FORGET THAT THEIR FOREFATHERS FOUGHT FOR THIS COUNTRY IN ONE WAR OR THE OTHER.
Besides all of that, I have yet to find a perfect race of people.
Every race has good folks, down-on-their-luck folks, and the dregs of society.
I want to say THANK YOU to Our Veterans, Active Service Members, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters. and other public servants, for all you do.
LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska law enforcement agencies are slated to get another training tool to help officers who are working on child abuse cases.
In the past 10 years, reports of child abuse across the state have increased by the thousands.
Attorney General Doug Peterson announced Wednesday that all of Nebraska’s law enforcement agencies will receive an eight-part DVD series with instructions on how to handle reported cases of child abuse.
“When you do this, you have to do it right,” Peterson said. “You have to get it right the first time.”
The DVDs and informational notebooks are aimed at new officers, with lessons such as the proper way to gather evidence and interview children. It includes eight DVDs produced by the League of Municipalities and other law agencies, that will walk officers through every phase of handling child abuse allegations, including talking to the children. The series also discusses the role of Nebraska’s child advocacy centers and protective services hotline.
“These kids are scared to death,” Peterson said. “They are scared to death about what just happened to them and who can they talk to and who can they trust.”
Peterson says the materials are intended for officers who have been hired but not yet completed all of their formal training.
Preserving and gathering evidence is critical in these cases.
“Let the evidence speak for the child, so they don’t have to relive their abuse on the witness stand,” Kerry Crosby said.
Peterson hopes the DVDs, which will be distributed mid-August, will help new officers get the advanced training needed, especially in smaller agencies.
“The thought is we need to get this into their hands as quickly as possible,” Peterson said.
Carol Stitt was the director of the Foster Care Review Board for 30 years. She works for the League of Municipalities now and helped launch the training program. She applauded Peterson’s initiative.
“He’s prioritizing these cases not only in his office, but he’s prioritizing training and he’s trying to get the word out that one of his first priorities is protecting children,” Stitt said.
“Law enforcement has to do a thorough and complete job of investigating that crime, because that young man and that young girl are trusting for us to do that,” Peterson said.
The project is a joint effort of law enforcement groups, municipalities and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Peterson is also sending out the message that there are resources that law agencies can tap into for help, including his office and seven child advocacy centers across the state
Pittsburgh, PA – An American Airlines manager was arrested Friday after allegedly trying to meet a 10-year-old girl and her mother for sex during a business trip in Pittsburgh.
What Ray Howland apparently didn’t know is that he was being set up in a sting operation. The 55-year-old Texan had posted an ad online “looking for a family or a couple of girls” to have sex with on his business trip, according to a statement released by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Monday.
In emails and text messages, Howland explained in detail the explicit sexual acts he wanted to engage in with both the girl and her mom, officials allege.
Instead, when he showed up in Moon Township in Pennsylvania on Friday, he met up with undercover agents. He was collared and charged with attempted rape of a child, unlawful contact with a minor and attempt to commit indecent assault, among others.
Howland’s first hearing is set for July 7, and his bail was set at $150,000 at Allegheny County Jail. Officials are still trying to determine whether he had contact with any other, real victims.
Howland serves as a senior manager with American Airlines, WPXI reported.
A spokesperson at the airline released the following statement Monday morning, according to WPXI:
“American Airlines holds its employees to the highest level of ethical standards. Employees who violate these standards are subject to disciplinary action, which may include immediate termination. We are cooperating fully with law enforcement and do not intend to comment on this case publicly out of respect for all involved.”
Kane congratulated officers from the Moon Township Police Department, hailing a “778 percent increase” in the arrests of child sex predators in Pennsylvania since 2012.
Today, we announced the arrest of a Texas man who traveled to Pittsburgh for sex with a “10-year-old girl.” Mr. Howland…
Posted by Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General on Monday, June 29, 2015