Burke Elementary Teacher Arrested As Part Of International Pornography Ring
A Burke County Elementary Teacher is behind bars after authorities discovered his role in an international child pornography ring. Burke County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 54 year old Michael Andrew Alexander of Glen Alpine last night after investigations between US and European Authorities led to findings that Alexander was involved in the videotaping of minor females involving sexual activity. Tapes and photographs were found at the home of another individual arrested in Spain that were said to show the females wearing t-shirts branding Hildebran Elementary School, where Alexander had worked for 7 years as a drama teacher. Upon discovering the evidence, federal authorites alerted the Burle County Sheriff's Department and the arrest was made. Upon word of the investigation, Alexander was fired from his position at the elementary school Tuesday afternoon. He has been charged with six counts of indecent liberties with a child, two counts of sexually exploiting a minor and one count of sexual offense with a child. He is currently being held under a $1 million bond in Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility.