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Police seize computers of former Cary teacher's assistant

Posted January 24, 2011

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— Police have seized the work and personal computers of a former teacher's assistant at East Cary Middle School who faces indecent liberties charges.

Mark Jay Fox, 62, of 101 Marshburg Lane in Cary, was charged last week with taking indecent liberties with a child.

According to applications for search warrants, Fox repeatedly touched an 11-year-old girl's behind at the girl's home. The girl isn't a student at East Cary Middle, police said.

Fox also took scores of pictures of the girl and kept a diary in which he commented about the photos, according to the search warrant applications.

When the girl's father confronted Fox, he handed over a flash drive with photos of the girl, the applications state. A Cary Police Department investigator who examined the flash drive said none of the photos "constitute a criminal offense."

Still, police wanted to inspect Fox's computers for any evidence of child pornography and to review his diary entries, according to the search warrant applications.

Police seized an IBM computer from the Wake County Public School System and, during a search of Fox's home, seized two computers, six flash drives and a floppy disk, search warrants state.

Fox was suspended with pay before he resigned after his arrest last Wednesday, school district spokesman Michael Evans said. He was hired in fall 2009 as a teacher's assistant at East Cary Middle.

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  • gmuny33 Jan 27, 2011

    Is Cary the haven for pedephiles, molestors, and all other words associated with touching a child inappropriately? They seem to get the praise, but this sickness is many times overlooked.I wonder if the bashers will open their eyes.

  • bear2010 Jan 25, 2011

    How did he get access to that girl for so long?

  • Mr. Sensible Jan 24, 2011

    Oh you so easily disturbed , BEWARE, Things progress from this time on.

  • Mr. Sensible Jan 24, 2011

    Our society does nothing to guide the misguided. All we have is after the fact cleanup... But they have access to our minds from the time we are 5 years old. Hmmmm,, And if Ronald Regan had Alzheimer's while in office , I say we put another such person in there.

  • Intermediate Jan 24, 2011

    I find it extremely disturbing that the man kept a diary of photos that included comments. Sick

  • pat7 Jan 24, 2011

    I heard that a hammer cures things. I wonder if thats true

  • Keepin_it_real_in_NC Jan 24, 2011

    Why do all the sexual predators live in Cary?

  • bombayrunner Jan 24, 2011

    If its not your kid, keep your grubby paws off creep.

    Withed that dateline NBC would have a trap door that drops these guys into a tank of hungry sharks or pit of lions ... man would their ratings go up!

    And from what I see on there, after being caught -- they still stick their hand right back into the cookie jar so the show wont ever affect them, they will just continue no cure in sight.

  • jbarron4950 Jan 24, 2011

    if he doesn't lose his job, the scandal alone will ruin his career.....bmg379

    DFo you even bother to read the articles or do you just take the title and run? The story said and I quote, "Fox was suspended with pay before he resigned after his arrest last Wednesday, school district spokesman Michael Evans said. He was hired in fall 2009 as a teacher's assistant at East Cary Middle."

    Please explain why you now question whether or not he will lose his job??

  • pat7 Jan 24, 2011

    Is stoning allowed in the USA I have a idea

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