Fired teacher facing new charges of molesting boys | #childabductors


New disturbing developments in the case of a former elementary school teacher accused of crimes against children.

New charges have been filed against Xavier Alexander, 27, and more victims have been identified.

Arrest reports filed in the last few days, outline new charges against Alexander.

The documents show three additional victims have come forward so far, all claiming to have been victimized by Alexander.

Alexander said very little during a brief court appearance Thursday morning. His lawyer could not attend so nothing was done with regard to his case.

But CBS12 News did discover new, disturbing charges have been filed against him: including sexual battery with a child, lewd or lascivious molestation, and lewd or lascivious exhibition.

He was arrested earlier this month after trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a 2 year old girl at a motel in Lantana.

In these new cases, Alexander is charged with sexually molesting boys he was babysitting, some over a period of years. He is also charged with performing sexual acts over FaceTime with some of the children.

One of the boys told detectives Alexander was always “grabbing and pulling his underwear up above the belt line of his pants.” The boy says Alexander told him “not to tell anyone.”

Another boy said Alexander would sit on his bed and watch him change clothes saying it was okay because he had seen him naked before.”

One victim said the unwanted sexual activity happened on multiple occasions starting when he was just 12 years old.

A retired FBI agent who investigated these kinds of crimes tells CBS12 News adults who prey on children sexually often seek out jobs where they can get to know a lot of kids.

“These acquaintance molesters are probably the most persistent and prolific of all child molesters and generally speaking have the largest number of victims. So he may have many victims,” said Ken Lanning, a retired FBI agent in Virginia who spent 30 years with the FBI.

PBSO continues to look for more victims and say these new cases came about after victims’ families saw news coverage about Alexander’s arrest.

Alexander remains behind bars on $1,000,000 bond. Detectives urge anyone who was victimized by Alexander to call PBSO or Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.

Besides teaching at Grove Park Elementary, Alexander has also worked at Seminole Trails Elementary in West Palm Beach and Marsh Pointe Elementary in Palm Beach Gardens.



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