A CMS teacher accused of inappropriately touched young boys was returned to county jail on Saturday, this time facing even more charges.
Taji Brown, 29, is a 5th-grade teacher at Billingsville Elementary. Police said the sexual crimes he is accused of committing all happened with boys attending a mentoring program at his home.
In total, Brown is accused of improper contact with five boys, which resulted in 30 criminal charges.
Brown initially was arrested Aug. 8 after the parent of a 10-year-old boy told police that Brown had touch her son in a sexual manner. A second parent later came forward. Brown was released on bail after that initial arrest.
On Friday, CMPD emailed a statement to local media requesting the public’s help in locating Brown, who had been charged in three additional cases. Detectives obtained 26 warrants, including 13 counts of indecent liberties with a child and 13 counts of indecent liberties with a student.
Brown turned himself in late Saturday. As of early Monday, he had not posted bail, according to the sheriff’s website.
Police said Brown ran a summer camp for boys from his home in the 9200 block of Pebble Creek Way. Several boys spent the night at Brown’s home while enrolled in the program, called G.U.D.B.O.Y.S. (Gentleman Understanding Destiny By Overcoming Your Statistics).
According to the Charlotte Observer, Brown sought boys with single mothers. The Observer said Brown has been with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools since 2011 and was suspended with pay.