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WEST PALM BEACH — The elementary school teacher accused of attempting to solicit a 2-year-old child this month now faces new charges involving children that he babysat, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. 

Xavier Alexander, 27, is charged with several counts of molestation, lewd or lascivious exhibition and fraud. The former teacher at Grove Park Elementary School near Palm Beach Gardens first was arrested in the beginning of April for alleged solicitation of a minor and traveling to meet a minor.

Court documents show two new cases of alleged abuse 

In new court documents, an unidentified teen accused Alexander of assaulting him from when he was a child until last year, when he was 12 years old. The heavily redacted report indicated Alexander had been the boy’s babysitter since he was 5. The teen went into details about the abuse and how he was scared Alexander would harm him if he told anyone.

In another new case, two brothers alleged that Alexander was inappropriate with them when he was their babysitter. Though it is unclear due to heavy redactions in the report, at least one of the brothers told investigators that he was molested. The other brother told them he felt uncomfortable around Alexander, saying his babysitter watched him change clothes.  

One of the brothers said they were afraid to tell anyone about what happened because Alexander had disciplined the boys by spanking them. The family came forward after seeing Alexander’s arrest on TV this month. 

Judge set bail at $1 million for former Grove Park Elementary teacher

Alexander’s April 1 arrest stems from a March 26 incident in which PBSO says he attempted to solicit the father of a 2-year-old so he could sexually assault the toddler.

According to PBSO’s arrest report, the man contacted law enforcement and explained he had been looking for someone to split the cost of a hotel room before he moved into his new residence when Alexander contacted him about being left alone with his child.

After a series of messages where investigators posed as the father, Alexander agreed to be careful and wear protection during the assault, PBSO said in the arrest report.

When he went to the Super 8 motel on Hypoluxo Road in Lantana, he was met by law enforcement and arrested. 

Alexander has been at the Palm Beach County Jail since his arrest on $1 million bail. He has no previous criminal history in the county, according to court records. 

Shortly after his initial arrest this month, the Palm Beach County School District announced it intends to terminate his employment. The school board will have the final say.

 “The District is shocked and appalled by the nature of the crimes for which Alexander was arrested,” a statement from the district read.

Fraud charge follows discovery of Social Security card, checkbook

In addition to the solicitation, molestation and lewd charges, Alexander also faces fraud charges. When he was arrested in early April, another man’s Social Security card and checkbook was in his vehicle. 

Alexander explained he was hired through Care.com, an online marketplace that allows families looking for care to find caregivers looking for work, to do cleaning for a man in North Palm Beach. He said he took the man’s items when he cleaned the home. 

Investigators said Alexander also advertised his childcare services through Care.com and believes there may be more children with whom he came in contact. 

PBSO asked that anyone with information about the case or who believes their child could be involved to contact either Detective Malory Wildove at 561-688-4079 or wildovem@pbso.org, or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477).

hwinston@pbpost.com

@hannahwinston



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