GLENARDEN, Md. - FOX 5 has learned a Prince George's County school volunteer charged with sexually abusing minors and producing dozens of videos of young children performing sex acts had cellphones he would hand out to his alleged victims as part of his child porn operation.
A source close to the investigation told FOX 5 that Deonte Carraway allegedly had eight to ten cellphones and would hand the devices out to the children at the beginning of the school day asking them to record themselves conducting sexual acts. At the end of the day, Carraway would then collect the phones.
Prince George's County police have stated during this investigation that they have discovered more than 40 child porn videos, confirmed there are at least 17 victims and investigators have interviewed at least 23 children.
On Wednesday, Prince George's County Police Chief Henry Stawinski told FOX 5, "Our focus at this point is to see if he was collaborating with anybody and how did he finance this. Those are important questions because that leads us to the potential for additional victims."
Officially, police said they could not comment on evidence in an ongoing investigation.
Carraway was a former teacher's assistant at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden. The 22-year-old is facing several felony charges that include child pornography, sexual abuse of a minor and second-degree sexual offense.
Police said the alleged crimes took place at the elementary school as well as Glenarden Municipal Center, Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatic Center, Zion Praise Tabernacle Lutheran Church and in private homes.