A Palm Beach County teacher and babysitter was arrested after police say he attempted to meet up with a 2-year-old, bought a box of condoms and intended on having a “sexual encounter” with the child.
Xavier Alexander, 27, a fourth-grade teacher at Grove Park Elementary School near Palm Beach Gardens, is currently being held on $1 million bond in the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of solicitation of a minor and traveling to meet a minor.
According to a newly released arrest report, Alexander originally attempted to meet up with the father of the 2-year-old who was in the process of moving. The father of the child posted an ad on Craigslist asking for someone to share and split the cost of a motel room during their transition period.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Alexander responded to the ad through text message and asked the toddler’s father, “Would I ever be alone with your daughter?”
The father said no, to which Alexander replied, “Ah well I think ill go elsewhere good luck.”
Concerned about the conversation, the father contacted law enforcement.
The sheriff’s office said an undercover deputy, posing as the toddler’s father, texted Alexander back and engaged in the following conversation with him:
“hey if I let you spend time with my daughter would you pay for the whole room?” the deputy said.
“at this point is too late for tonight but totally tomorrow and I can do a couple days,” Alexander replied.
“your not gonna hurt her right? shes young,” the deputy asked.
“No i wont hurt her,” Alexander responded.
“I just want to know what your plans are so i know,” the deputy said.
“Just spend time alone with her,” Alexander answered.
“youll at least wear a condom right? I wanna know shes safe,” the deputy asked.
“Yes i will,” Alexander said.
PBSO Tactical Operations Team then set up a sting operation where they arrested Alexander.
“Alexander admitted replying to the Ad on Craigslist in hopes it would be an opportunity for him to have a sexual encounter with the 2-year-old female,” the arrest report stated.
Although he denied ever having any sexual relations with children, he did state that he had a “sexual addiction and that women, men and bestiality no longer satisfied him, therefore, he wanted to meet a child for sex,” according to the arrest report.
Alexander was booked into the Palm Beach County jail, where he remains behind bars.