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Police: CMS teacher charged with 26 counts of indecent liberties turns himself in

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

An elementary school teacher in Charlotte who is accused of inappropriately touching several young boys and assaulting them during a camp that he held at his home over the summer turned himself in Saturday.

Taji Brown, 29, was wanted for 26 warrants, which include 13 counts each of indecent liberties with a child and indecent liberties with a student, police said Friday. 

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Brown turned himself in to police. 

Brown is a 5th-grade teacher at Billingsville Elementary School. Charlotte-Mecklenburg School officials told WBTV earlier in August that Brown, who has been with CMS since 2011, was currently suspended with pay.

According to a search warrant, Brown's home along Pebble Creek Way was searched by police on August 7. 

During a press conference the following afternoon, police said Brown had been arrested by the Mobile Enforcement Team and charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child and two counts of indecent liberties with a student. 

Investigators said they were aware of 7-8 juveniles who attended Brown's summer camp but said they were working to learn whether more boys took part in the camp.

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According to warrants, an investigation into Brown began in late July when a 10-year-old boy told his mother that Brown inappropriately touched him in the shower while he was spending the night at Brown's home. On Friday, police say three more alleged victims came forward. 

Brown reportedly ran a program called "G.U.D.B.O.Y.S." (Gentlemen Understanding Destiny By Overcoming Your Statistics), which was supposed to be a mentoring and summer program, from his home.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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