Former student recalls improper interactions with teacher

Former student recalls improper interactions with teacher


by RAD BERKY / NewsChannel 36 Staff

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Posted on June 18, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 12:52 AM

HILDEBRAN, N.C – A woman has come forward saying she recalls inappropriate interactions with the Burke County teacher linked to an international child porn ring.

Tiffany Brock is now 19-years-old and serving in the Army in Upstate New York.

She says she has memories she hasn’t been able to shake.

"As I got older, I always for some reason remember those incidents. Always," she said in an interview via Skype with NewsChannel 36 reporter Rad Berky.

She referred to her her days as a third grader at Glen Alpine Elementary School near Morganton.

Her teacher that year, Michael Alexander, was charged last week with multiple counts of sexually assaulting and exploiting children.

She says she has always felt something was wrong about what happened with Alexander who she says everyone called 'Mr. A.'

"I mean at the time being a child, I didn't know the difference of what was wrong and right coming from an adult," Brock said.

Brock says when she and her family were burned out of their house, Alexander and his wife stepped in to help.

She remembered one day he brought her to his house where they were alone. He explained that he had to drop off some high heeled knee high boots he'd bought for his wife.

"So we went inside, and he was like, 'Here you should try them on. I think you'd look pretty in them.'"

Brock says she did, and she remembers him taking pictures of her wearing the boots.
Another time she says Alexander took her to an outdoor event in town.

"He was carrying me on his back and he was massaging my legs."
She went on to say, "I remember him asking me, 'Does this make you uncomfortable?' And I said,

'No.' And he was like, 'Okay, well if it does, just let me know and I will stop.'"

Alexander was arrested last week after suggestive pictures of young girls wearing Hildebran Elementary t-shirts were traced back to the school from a child porn bust in Spain.

Brock wanted to come forward and tell her story hoping others who might feel as if they had been victimized would come forward.

"It worries me because I don't know if he had done the same things with other girls or maybe did things worse," she said.

Brock has contacted authorities who are investigating the case.