The trial of a former elementary school volunteer accused of producing dozens of pornographic videos of students and other children has been postponed until next year.
Deonte Carraway was scheduled to go to trial in Prince George’s County Circuit Court on Nov. 1, 2016 but attorneys on both sides will likely ask for a continuance this week to have more time to prepare, said John Erzen, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office.
According to court documents, Carraway coerced the children to perform sexual acts so he could record videos of them. The videos show Carraway engaging in sex acts with the children as well as the children engaging in sexual behaviors with each other.
Carraway volunteered as a school aide at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden and also led a children’s choir in the community where he met many of his victims.
He was indicted on state charges of child sexual abuse and other sex offenses in Prince George’s County. Police and prosecutors say he handed out cellphones to children and communicated with them through an anonymous social media app to solicit recordings and photos of children performing sexual acts at an elementary school, private homes and other sites.
A new date for Carraway’s trial in Prince George’s Circuit Court has not yet been set. Carraway’s trial in federal court is currently scheduled for March 2017.