Teacher, Husband In Murder-Suicide Under Child Sex Crime Investigation

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The South St. Paul school teacher and his husband found dead last week were both under investigation for sexually assaulting minors.

The couple’s bodies were discovered in Washington state on Thursday, in what police describe as a murder-suicide.

Aric Babbitt, 40, was a longtime teacher at Lincoln Center Elementary in South St. Paul. He lived with his husband, 36-year-old Matthew Deyo, in a house on 5th Avenue South.

Court papers show that earlier this month a 16-year-old former student and his parents went to South St. Paul police with a disturbing allegation.

The teen accused Babbitt of sexual assault and turned over some Polaroid pictures of himself naked with the teacher.

He said Babbitt became his mentor when he came out as gay to his family.

The teenager described how Babbitt and his husband took the teenager to a hotel and Babbitt’s cabin for sex, using marijuana and alcohol to get the teenager intoxicated.

A transgender friend of the boy was also at the cabin and said she thought she was drugged.

Court papers detail another encounter in a rented room in downtown Minneapolis during Pride Week.

The teenager says he eventually had a breakdown and told his parents and brother what had been happening.

His brother became upset because another former student had told him about sexual contact with Babbitt and Deyo.

South St. Paul police launched a criminal investigation which triggered the school district to place Babbitt on paid leave in mid-August.

A search warrant of the couple’s home shows investigators were looking for any signs of drugs or child pornography.

The couple’s neighbors are shocked by the murder-suicide and had no idea of the allegations.

“It gives you cause to pause,” said Gerren Bond, who lives a couple of houses down the street. “It scares me for a lot of different reasons. Especially as a person having kids.”

Court documents show police did find a variety of computers, cameras and containers with what appeared to be marijuana in the couple’s home.

South St. Paul police are not commenting on the case because they say it is still an active investigation.

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One Comment

  1. Kally Waters says:

    Was this gay man molesting little boys at school?

    1. Dan Mack says:

      Education Minnesota union goons can spend all their time teaching the fine points of sodomy and socialism instead of reading, writing and arithmetic since they got Dayton and the DFL to repeal academic achievement as the basis for awarding a high school diploma. At least they all get diplomas now even if they cannot read, write or make change. No more diversity gap.

  2. digg the truth says:

    Is that how its done in a civil union ” I now pronounce you Husband and Teacher ” Just going by the headline.

  3. Dae'Quan Washington says:

    Real men don’t have husbands.

  4. Kally Waters says:

    If this was about a Gay man teacher molesting kids we need to know to protect our kids from these MONSTERS! We do not have to sit still and let Gay Men just have their way with our school children. Please release more information about the investigation, we need to know!

    1. MNguy says:

      This is a sickening story, but being gay does not mean you are a “monster” or pedophile. A greater percentage of straight people are incarcerated for pedophilia than gays.

  5. Fred says:

    A couple more shining stars from the rainbow community.

  6. Kate says:

    Please do not generalize and by linking the alleged crime to the suspects’ sexual orientation. There are many, many straight people involved in sexual assault allegations, and no one ever says “straight people are all sexual deviant monsters who shouldn’t be trusted among children.”

    1. There are many, many straight people involved in sexual assault allegations,——Hate to have to break it to you but being “involved” changes their “straight” status.

      1. Kate says:

        No, not when men assault girls or women assault boys – there was a case not long ago of a female teacher allegedly having sex with minor male students. Sexual orientation has nothing to do with it.

        1. bikerr123 says:

          Sexual orientation has nothing to do with it?—-you just tried to say “straight” people were also sexual deviants ……It has EVERYTHING to do with it. Making sexual orientation other than Man,woman seem normal is ruining USA. Try not supporting it.

  7. janderson says:

    They just saved taxpayers thousands of dollars!

  8. bikerr123 says:

    Just wait WCCzero will soon be dropping any reference to one’s God given anatomy.His.Hers,male,female,boys,girls,etc,etc,etc.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I remember this guy, he was my teacher!

  10. THE SCOUT! says:

    Both big Time DFLers DFL family values in action

  11. Wayne Kest says:

    There are all kinds of bad people in this world. At least this problem has been solved. You deserve to for eternity.

  12. **** says:

    the swirl of civility and decency down the drain continues….

  13. Don Allen says:

    The MN Board of Teaching is fine letting two child perverts teach; but giving an earned license to creditable and experienced Black American men causes unbelievable obstacles from a process that protects one group; one class and one color and gender of a MN teacher.

    1. MNguy says:

      Huh? Do you really think a school system would let someone (gay or straight) with known pedophilia tendencies teach in a public school?! Implying they’d prefer a child molester over a qualified Black American man is ludicrous.

  14. Dan Mack says:

    @MNgay: Ludicrous? While it is true that hommo-sexual child diddling perverts abound, and far outnumber blacks in the Education Minnesota union, your assertion that the school board’s preference in hiring runs contrary to their actual practice of hiring them is less than credible.

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