Police: Teacher offered $200 for sex with 2-year-old

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district has fired a fourth-grade teacher charged with offering $200 to have sex with a 2-year-old girl.

Palm Beach County schools fired 27-year-old Xavier Alexander on Monday.

The county sheriff’s office says Alexander confessed to sending text messages to the girl’s father where he tried to arrange an opportunity to abuse the girl.

The father reported the texts to detectives. They impersonated the dad as they arranged a meeting where they arrested Alexander last week.

According to an arrest report obtained by CBS-affiliate WPEC, Alexander bought a box of condoms at the gas station and withdrew $200 from an ATM to help pay for two nights at a hotel.

Alexander said in an exchange with a sheriff’s deputy disguised as the girl’s father that he just “wanted to spend time alone” with her and that he would use a condom during the encounter.

Alexander is jailed on $1 million bail. The public defender’s office that is representing him says it doesn’t comment on pending cases.

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