Although this sounds like something straight out of the Investigation Discovery Channel…unfortunately, it’s real life.
An HIV-positive St. Louis teacher, who is awaiting trial for allegedly molesting one of his students, has also been charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill the 10-year-old boy and his family.
Via NY Daily News:
Back in 2015, 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 teacher’s assistant at Lusher Elementary, 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 for 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 is now facing three counts of first-degree sodomy, conspiracy to commit murder and witness tampering charges as well as charges for knowingly exposing someone to HIV.
Both Deonte Taylor and his accomplice Michael Johnson have pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Lord have mercy Jesus!