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Former Ruffsdale man pleads guilty in assault

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Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, 5:27 p.m.
 

A West Virginia man pleaded guilty Wednesday to improper sexual relations with a 6-year-old autistic boy earlier this year.

Thomas Foster, 47, formerly of Ruffsdale, told Westmoreland County Judge Al Bell in a court petition that he wanted to “attempt to make amends and lead a productive life.”

Police said Foster engaged in sexual contact with the boy five times. Police learned of the allegations from an anonymous caller, according to court records.

Defense attorney Dick Galloway said that in return for Foster's guilty pleas to charges of indecent assault, child endangerment, corruption of a minor and indecent exposure, prosecutors agreed to dismiss more serious charges.

Foster is expected to be sentenced to serve five years on probation when he returns to court in about three months, Galloway said.

 

 
 


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