More allegations against Sodus murder suspect

November 03, 2017 11:24 PM

David Knight-Hollis is being held without bail on a second degree murder charge in the death of Alyssa Taft.

Investigators said he dated Taft for several months but then they split. They add he wanted to rekindle the relationship but she did not and that is when deputies say he killed the Sodus High School senior.

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One of her classmates said the suspect did not just have problems with Taft but also with other girls in school as well.

The student, who graduated with the suspect and wants to remain anonymous, said she had several bad experiences with him in school. She said he sexually harassed them in class and the abuse lasted several years.

“In class he would bend over the table and reach his hand under and try to touch me all the time,” the student said.

Investigators said they had no prior run-ins with Knight-Hollis before Taft’s death. They stress they will continue to follow any and all leads.

News10NBC asked Superintendent of Sodus Schools Nelson Kise if he was aware of any sexual harassment allegations or discipline against the suspect while he was in school.

“Because it's a student individual discipline matter I’m not able to comment on any specifics around that,” Kise said. “The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office I know is doing a full investigation which we are cooperating with 100 percent.”


Brennan Somers

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