While 36-year-old Deonte Taylor was awaiting trial on accusations he molested a 10-year-old student, the former teacher was hit with another charge after he allegedly tried to hire a hitman to kill the boy.
Deonte Taylor, 36, was accused of exposing himself to a 7-year-old student and putting his penis in the student’s mouth when he worked as a teachers aide at Lusher Elementary back in 2015, the attorney’s office said.
Charges were not filed and he went on to secure other jobs; however, the case was reopened three years later and he was arrested in November 2018.
At the time of his arrest, he was working at the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Following his arrest and the molestation allegations, police said Taylor was still being paid.
As Taylor was awaiting trial on the molestation charges, he and his accomplice, his boyfriend Michael Johnson, allegedly tried to hire a hitman to kill the child and his family.
Taylor now faces both conspiracy to commit murder charges and witness tampering charges, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said Monday. He was already facing three counts of first-degree sodomy.
In a court appearance last week, Taylor and Johnson pleaded not guilty. Johnson faces two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of witness tampering.
Calls to the school district were not immediately returned.
Cops also learned that Taylor was HIV positive when he allegedly molested the boy, now 10. An additional charge of knowingly exposing someone to HIV was added.
A GoFundMe was set up for the alleged victim, who was not identified. The proceeds will go toward the family “who have struggled financially and emotionally since the original incident in 2015.”
They need to lock his nasty, murderous, ass ALL the way up. Forever.
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