3rd lawsuit filed in Deonte Carraway child abuse case

- A new lawsuit has been filed in the child pornography case involving a former Prince George’s County school volunteer.

This is the third lawsuit filed on behalf of an alleged victim of 22-year-old Deonte Carraway. He is accused of sexually abusing and making child pornography videos of at least 17 young victims.

State and federal charges say Carraway used his access as a school volunteer at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden to abuse the children in school and at other locations in Prince George’s County.

The lawsuit claims that a 9-year-old boy told his teacher he had been abused by Carraway and the teacher allegedly did nothing but accuse the victim of making the whole thing up.

It also says Carraway forced a 9-year-old boy to perform sex acts with another child victim. The lawsuit states when the 9-year-old told his teacher, Gwyndolyn McNair, what took place, she allegedly responded: "I don't believe you. Go sit down.”

Prince George’s County Public Schools declined to comment on this lawsuit.

On Thursday night, the school system’s new student safety task force will hold its first meeting to propose safety changes to school policy. So far, the school volunteer policy still has not changed.

Carraway is being held on $1 million bond. He faces life in prison if convicted on the federal charges alone.

In the state of Maryland, you can face criminal charges if you suspect a child is being abused and you don't report it.

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said last week that she would not rule out possible criminal charges against the teacher or against Woods Elementary School principal Michelle Williams, who has been placed on leave.

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