MANASSAS, Va. - A day care employee accused of sexually abusing children at Minnieland Academy in Bristow is facing ten new charges.
Taylor Boykin was indicted Tuesday on a total of 22 felony charges. The 27-year-old assistant teacher at Minnieland Academy was accused of sexually abusing four children all under five years old.
Boykin was initially charged with four counts of aggravated sexual battery, four counts of object sexual penetration and four counts of indecent liberties by a custodian. On Tuesday, a grand jury handed down those charges in addition to five counts of possession of sexually explicit material and five counts of producing sexually explicit material.
Boykin could face a maximum punishment of life in prison as a result of these serious charges.
Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul Ebert said you do not see a case like this very often in this setting.
“We have lots of sexual battery, lots of sexual offenses against children, but to have this magnitude is very unusual,” he said.
Prince William County police said the investigation began when a 5-year-old girl told her parents she had been inappropriately touched by Boykin. The investigation is still ongoing.
Meanwhile, parents have been upset with how Minnieland Academy handled the fallout of this alleged abuse. Back in April, parents were upset at an explosive meeting held by the owners of Minnieland Academy. Some said they first learned about Boykin's arrest through the media.
Now, due to declining enrollment, the Bristow location is shutting down for good. Minnieland Academy owners Chuck and Jackie Leopold wrote a letter to parents saying the location will shut down on June 15.
Coincidentally, Boykin is also due back in circuit court on the same day.