A teacher in St. Louis has faced accusations of molesting one of his students in class and later on hiring the services of a hitman to kill the boy along with his family.
The 36-year-old teacher, Deonte Taylor, and his 66-year-old boyfriend, Michael Johnson, pleaded not guilty to all the charges leveled against them at the court hearing last Wednesday.
HIV-positive teacher ‘hired a hit man to kill a 10-year-old boy he molested’ https://t.co/HIwGFdTGVJ Deonte Taylor and his lover Michael Johnson allegedly plotted to have the boy in St Louis, Missouri killed. https://t.co/jmFnOQUtfQ
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According to reports by KSDK, Taylor, who is tested HIV positive, molested a 7-year-old at an elementary school where he worked in 2015. He was charged when it was discovered that his DNA matched the samples that were found on the victim.
While waiting for trial behind bars it was recorded by the police that he and his boyfriend made attempts to hire a kill the boy and his family. The boy is now 10-years-old.
Charges faced by Taylor include felony and sodomy while both men are charged with witness tampering and conspiracy to commit murder.