Cary teaching assistant facing sex charge

Mark Jay Fox

January 19, 2011 8:38:53 PM PST
A teaching assistant at East Cary Middle School is facing sex charges.

Police have charged Mark Jay Fox, 62, of 101 Marsburg Lane, Cary, with indecent liberties with a minor.

Authorities say they have reason to believe Fox "inappropriately touched" a girl on more than one occasion.

Wake County Schools confirm Fox worked at East Cary Middle School since the fall of 2009. According to the school's website he's an in-school suspension teacher.

Police say the victim didn't attend East Cary Middle, but warrants say the inappropriate touching happened when the child was placed in a teacher assistant-student relationship with Fox.

They say the crimes took place over the course of several months in a residential setting and that one of the child's parents notified authorities.

Just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, detectives served a warrant and talked to Fox inside for more than an hour before arresting him.

Hours later, he appeared before a magistrate. The magistrate set Fox's bond at $100,000. His first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday morning.

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