CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - UPDATE: Taji Brown was released from jail on bond Wednesday afternoon. His next court date is set for Aug. 28.
A Charlotte elementary school teacher is accused of inappropriately touching at least two of his students during a summer program, police say.
Taji Brown, 29, is charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child and two counts of indecent liberties with a student.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Brown, a 5th grade teacher at Billingsville Elementary School, was running a mentoring and summer program called G.U.D.B.O.Y.S. (Gentleman Understanding Destiny By Overcoming Your Statistics). Several of his students were involved in the program, which was run out of his home in the 9200 block of Pebble Creek Way.
Detectives say Brown touched two boys inappropriately during the program. They say they learned about the touching after the parent of one of the victims, a 10-year-old boy, came forward.
Police tell FOX 46 Charlotte that there may be more victims out there. They are asking the community to come forward with any information they may have.
#BREAKING CMPD says there may be more victims out there. Asking community to come forward with any info. 2 victims so far.— Brett Baldeck (@BrettFOX46) August 8, 2017
Brown was arrested at his home without incident on August 8 and taken to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. Police say the crimes occurred while Brown was employed as a teacher at Billingsville Elementary, but did not occur on campus.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools tells FOX 46 Charlotte that Brown has been suspended with pay.
#BREAKING CMS tells me the teacher has been suspended with pay. He was a teacher at Billingsville Elementary.— Brett Baldeck (@BrettFOX46) August 8, 2017
Watch the press conference from CMPD on this case here.