TAMPA, Fla. — A teacher at Benito Middle School in Tampa has been arrested for allegedly having inappropriate relationships with two students.
31-year-old Alex J. Hull, who is an eighth-grade algebra teacher, was arrested on five counts of sexual battery, five counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, three counts of lewd or lascivious conduct and three counts of showing obscene materials to a minor.
The crimes reportedly occurred between Nov. 2017 and May 2018 at the school. They were brought to light when a parent of one of the victims came forward to report it to authorities.
According to arrest affidavits, Hull began his relationship with both victims by showing them photos of himself. After observing their reactions, he bought them sex toys and told them to record themselves using them. At a later time, he had each of them perform oral sex on him in his classroom.
Police say there is no evidence at this time of other victims, but urge parents or students who may have knowledge of other victims to call TPD at (813) 231-6130.