Columbia police: Schoolteacher charged with performing lewd act on 14-year-old boy

Published: Sep. 8, 2006 at 4:07 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2006 at 4:06 AM EDT
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Kimberly Moody Alexander
Kimberly Moody Alexander

(Columbia) September 8, 2006 - A 45-year-old woman was charged with performing a lewd act on a child under 16 after Columbia police found her and a 14-year-old boy in a parked car on a dead-end street.

Police say Kimberly Moody Alexander, of Columbia, was arrested Thursday. She is a teacher at Bradley Elementary School in Richland District One.

According to the school's website, Alexander is a second grade teacher there.

A post Alexander wrote on the school website says she's married with two children and has taught in Richland One for 18 years.

Columbia police Sergeant Florence McCants says Alexander came to Belasco Street near Two Notch Road and Forest Acres after school Thursday. The secluded spot has a reputation as a lover's lane.

A police officer on patrol came down the street around 4:30 Thursday afternoon. He said he saw a parked car at the end of the street.

Inside, he said he say the teacher and a 14-year-old boy. McCants tells WIS, "When he walked up what he observed was the act of a simulated sex act. They were fully clothed, but the suspect was lying on her back - the child on top - simulating a sex act."

"He knocked on the window and asked them to step out."

Officers say Alexander was a friend of the boy's family. They say the boy goes to school in Richland One, but it's unclear if he has ever been Alexander's student. McCants explains, "The victim is not having an easy time talking - does not have the life experience. We're talking with him."

The school district says Alexander is still an employee. They will not say if there is any disciplinary action against her, saying it's a personnel matter.

The State Law Enforcement Division says Alexander does not have any other arrests on file in South Carolina.

Her bond was set at $25,000.

Reported by Jennifer Miskewicz

Updated 10:23pm by Bryce Mursch