Teacher with HIV Accused of Molesting Student Allegedly Attempts to Hire Hitman

Teacher with HIV Accused of Molesting Student Allegedly Attempts to Hire Hitman

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CLAYTON, Mo. An HIV positive St. Louis teacher is facing numerous charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a student.


Deonte Taylor, 36, was initially accused of exposing himself to a student and having a student at Lusher Elementary School perform oral sex on him.  At the time, Taylor was a teacher’s assistant at the school. Charges were not immediately filed for the alleged abuse.

Three years later in November 2018, Taylor was arrested for the molestation of the child after the case was reopened. The case was reopened when Taylors DNA was found to match the samples taken from his former student, prosecutors said.


Taylor who was aware of having HIV at the time of the alleged molestation was charged with knowingly exposing the child to HIV. Prosecutors said that he and his boyfriend, Michael Johnson, now charged with attempting to put a hit on the boy he allegedly sexually assaulted and the boy’s family. He now faces conspiracy to commit murder, and witness tampering in addition to three counts of sodomy, and a knowingly exposing a person to HIV. 

Taylor was working for the Ferguson-Florissant School District at the time of his arrest. School District officials said that they were not aware of the accusations before the arrest was made.

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