Maryland School Sex Abuse Trial to Begin This Spring

The former school aide accused of filming child pornography inside a Maryland elementary school during school hours will go on trial in 2017, prosecutors confirmed Monday.

The trial of Deonte Carraway will begin in spring 2017, the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office announced Monday; it originally was scheduled for Nov. 1.

Sources told News4 in July that the trial would be postponed to allow for months of hearings on motions made by Carraway's attorneys.

Carraway, 22, was arrested in February after the uncle of a 9-year-old boy saw a nude image on the child's phone, police said. Investigators then linked the aide at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden, Maryland, to the abuse of 23 victims age 9 to 13.

Carraway was indicted in June on 270 counts of sex abuse of a minor, sex offenses and child pornography charges. He pleaded not guilty.

His lawyers argued that the court should suppress some of the defendant's statements because they may have been "involuntary." His attorneys said Carraway "exhibited significant cognitive deficits, with a full scale IQ of 63, which placed his overall intellectual functioning in the deficient range."

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