mental institution whose patients include convicted child molesters,
was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexually molesting a foster
child in his care for more than a decade.
35 felony counts, including 22 counts of forcible oral copulation, 11
counts of sodomy by use of force and two counts of forcible lewd act on
a child, according to the
Prosecutors asked that bail be set at
If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of 280 years in state prison.
Foulk, an appointee of
allegedly began molesting the then-10-year-old boy in the fall of 1992,
shortly after taking him in as a foster child. They lived in
The molestation allegedly continued through 2003, after Foulk and the youth moved to
Prosecutors said there are “numerous” additional
victims “who fall outside the statute of limitations.” According to a
statement from the
district attorney’s office, they cannot pursue cases of molestation
that occurred before 1988 because of a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Police were alerted to the allegations of sexual
assault last year after one alleged victim, now in his 40s, discovered
that Foulk was in charge of a hospital in
Neither Foulk nor his attorney could be reached for comment.
State officials released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying Foulk had been removed from his job.
read. “Foulk served as executive director at the hospital from 2007 to
the present. The charges are related to incidents that predate Mr.
Foulk’s tenure at Napa State Hospital. Mr. Foulk’s employment with the
Department of Mental Health has been terminated, effective immediately.”
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