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Former Teacher Admits to Sex Crimes

Montpelier, Vermont - September 19, 2008

A former Orange County school teacher has pleaded guilty to making porn videos with two of his sixth-grade students.

Richard Foster, 52, admitted he made porn videos in his home with two 12-year-old boys who had been his students at the Bradford Elementary School.

Under a plea agreement, Foster faces 25 to 27 years in federal prison. He also forfeits his home because it was used in the crimes.

"He used his position as a teacher and in his video production company to access these children and to manipulate them into being involved in this sort of heinous activity," said Tom Anderson, U.S. Attorney for Vermont. "I think this offense they don't come any more serious than this. These are amongst the most serious offenses for prosecutors in either federal or state court."

Foster is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in December. He won't be eligible for release until at least age 77. He also still faces state charges of sexual assault that could add many more years to the sentence.

Brian Joyce - WCAX News

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