Fourth grade teacher, 27, is arrested ‘for asking and then traveling to meet two year old after listing himself as a babysitter on nanny sites’
- Xavier Alexander, 27, in charge of recruiting a minor and traveling to meet a minor
- Alexander is a fourth grade teacher in Palm Beach, Florida, and he has worked as a babysitter on nanny sites
- Researchers think there could be more victims
- Alexander wrote in his Care.com profile that he has worked with children for over a decade and was open to babysitting up to three children, including babies
27-year-old Florida elementary school teacher Xavier Alexander has been accused of inviting a minor and traveling to meet a minor
A Florida elementary school teacher who works as a babysitter has been accused of asking a two-year-old child on a nanny website and then traveling to meet the toddler.
Xavier Alexander, 27, of Palm Beach, was arrested Thursday on charges of soliciting a minor and traveling to meet with a minor, both crimes.
Alexander was booked without bail in the Palm Beach County Jail just before 9 p.m. He would appear in court for the first time on Friday morning.
According to a statement from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Alexander is a fourth grade teacher at Grove Park Elementary School.
The 27-year-old also works on the side as a babysitter on Care.com and other similar websites that offer childcare.
Investigators have not disclosed additional details regarding the case, but said they believe there could be more victims.
According to Alexander’s LinkedIn profile, he has worked at Palm Beach County School District since 2012 in a variety of capacities, including as an after-school counselor, activity leader, and principal.
Alexander, who has worked as a fourth grade teacher for six months, does it as a babysitter on nanny sites, including Care.com
A graduate of Palm Beach State College, Alexander was hired as a full-time teacher at Grove Park Elementary School only six months ago.
District officials released a statement early Friday saying they were cooperating with the investigation Sun-Sentinel.
Alexander, a graduate of Palm Beach State College, was hired as a full-time teacher at Grove Park Elementary School only six months ago
“The district is shocked and shocked by the nature of the crimes for which Alexander was arrested,” the statement read. “Pending the outcome of the criminal investigation, he will not return to the school district as a teacher or in any other capacity.”
It was further said that while no district students were involved in the case, officials contacted parents of children in Alexander’s class.
The district has now started its own professional standard investigation into Alexander.
Miami Herald reported that Alexander wrote in his Care.com profile that he has been working with children in schools, youth ministries and children’s clubs for over a decade. He was open to babysitting up to three children, including babies.