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Bradford Teacher Sentenced for Sex Crimes

Richard Foster Richard Foster

Burlington, Vermont - March 9, 2009

A former Bradford Elementary School teacher will spend the next 25 years behind bars for sex crimes.

In September, Richard Foster, 53, pleaded guilty to federal charges of making child pornography videos with two 12-year-old boys who had been his students. He also admitted having sexual contact with one child.

Monday, Judge William Sessions sentenced Foster to 25 years. Foster will not be eligible for release until he is 77. He also agreed to pay $40,000 in restitution to fund counseling and other expenses for his victims.

Foster still faces state charges of sexual assault.

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