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LANTANA, Fla. – A Florida teacher is behind bars after Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies said he solicited sex with a toddler and traveled to meet her in a Lantana motel room.

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According to WPEC-TV and The Associated Press, Xavier Donte Alexander, 28, of Palm Beach Gardens, was arrested Thursday on charges of soliciting a child and traveling to meet a child. He remains jailed on a $1 million bond, WPEC reported.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the case after the father of a 2-year-old girl contacted deputies in late March, according to WPEC. The father said he had placed a Craigslist ad in search of a person to split a hotel room with the pair and help cover the costs, deputies said in the arrest report.

The father said a man responded to the ad via text message and asked whether he would ever be alone with the toddler, deputies said. When the father said no, the man replied that he would “go elsewhere,” according to the arrest report.

Deputies said the father then reported the incident to the Sheriff’s Office, according to WPEC. An investigator posed as the father and continued the conversation, asking the suspect whether he planned to hurt the girl and if he’d “at least wear a condom,” the arrest report said. The suspect said he just wanted to “spend time alone with her” and agreed to wear a condom, deputies said.

Eventually, the suspect, later identified as Alexander, agreed to meet the father and daughter at a Super 8 Motel in Lantana on April 1, authorities said. Investigators arrived and arrested Alexander, who admitted he had responded to the Craigslist ad, bought condoms and withdrew money to cover part of the hotel costs, according to the arrest report.

Investigators discovered that “Alexander is a fourth-grade teacher at Grove Park Elementary School” and “a babysitter on the website Care.com and other nanny websites,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post last week. The Palm Beach County School District said the school sent Alexander a letter Monday saying his employment had ended effective April 2, WPEC reported. School Board members will vote on the firing later this month, according to the news outlet.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.