A former Warren County preschool owner was sent to prison for 30 years last week after pleading guilty to 10 charges of rape involving two girls who were not enrolled at the school.
John Foster, 36, of Deerfield Township was set to go on trial Oct. 31 on 20 counts of rape, four counts of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition involving incidents from 1999 to 2003.
Foster and his wife, Cindy, had operated the Primrose School at River’s Bend in Hamilton Township in a franchise agreement since 2008. The corporate office closed the school following Foster’s July arrest although Warren County sheriff’s officials said no children from the school were molested.
Foster also faces federal charges levied last month for allegedly keeping dozens of images and movies of child pornography on his computer.
Investigators discovered the child pornography, downloaded between 2004 and 2007, when they searched Foster’s home in July, after he was charged with abusing two children in Warren County.
Authorities have said the rape and sexual battery charges involve abuse that occurred on multiple occasions from 1999 to 2003.
The victim was less than 13 years old, according to a court document. One incident allegedly happened at Foster’s Deerfield Township home.
Foster will serve 30 years with no opportunity for parole. He also was designated as a Tier III sex offender.