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A former Christian Life Academy basketball coach and onetime McComb, Mississippi, minister, was arrested Monday on accusations that he had sex with one of his former, underage students at a Baton Rouge religious school more than a decade ago, sheriff's deputies said Monday.
The arrest stems from when Todd A. Foster was a coach and teacher at what was then the Christian Life Academy in the s. Summit-MS looking for sex school changed its name under new management a few years ago. More than three years ago, the former Christian Life student told Ascension sheriff's juvenile detectives that Foster had had sex with her when she was a year-old inrecords show.
According to a sheriff's report, the woman, Sara Gray-Foreman, claimed Foster, who had ly been her brother's coach, had sex with her at the teacher's then-home in Prairieville. In a statement, sheriff's deputies said they learned on Oct. Foster, 52, a Lake Charles native who now lives in McComb, was booked into Ascension Parish Prison on Monday morning on one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, online sheriff's jail records show. According to the sheriff's report, Gray-Foreman told detectives that she was coming forward then because she had heard Foster had started a church in McComb, Mississippi, and wanted to prevent what happened to her from happening to anyone else.
The Advocate has a policy against identifying victims of sexual crimes without their consent. Gray-Foreman, who is now 30, agreed to be named for this story. Foster continued to maintain his innocence, however, and disputed the confession claim, his defense attorney, Cliff Ivey, said. Foster surrendered to sheriff's detectives in Gonzales on Monday after they obtained a warrant for his arrest, Ivey said. A man who identified himself as a member of The Well, Foster's former church in McComb, said church leaders were preparing a statement to be released Tuesday morning after inquiries from The Advocate.
The church official said Foster and his wife reed from The Well effective about two to three weeks ago. The man only gave his first name, "Andy. During Foster's time at Christian Life, the school was a boys' basketball powerhouse, winning three-straight Class 1A state titles between and In his final year, inChristian Life made the state semi-finals.
He later left that year to become Baton Rouge Community College's first basketball coach. Foster had kept something of a public profile as a pastor in McComb, drawing local media attention in when he and wife called for unity after city leaders decided to take down Mississippi's controversial state flag from municipal buildings, local news s say. Foster also had stints as a boys' basketball coach for two independent schools in Mississippi: Parklane Academy in McComb from January to May and at Jackson Academy in Jackson in According to Gray-Foreman's allegations to detectives in Aprilshe claimed that Foster, then 39, had invited over to her his home, while his family was away, to comfort her and her brother because their father had recently been killed by an alleged drunk-driver.
Foster, who was Gray-Foreman's Bible teacher at the time but was not yet in public ministry, was going to cook dinner for her and her brother. Instead Foster gave her beer and they had sex while her brother wasn't there, she said.
Gray-Foreman asserted Monday she was young teen who had been coerced. When sheriff's investigators interviewed Foster about the woman's allegations inhe denied ever having sex with Gray-Foreman. He did say that she had come over to his home but repeated the same reason that Gray-Foreman had told deputies was the original rationale for Foster's inviting Summit-MS looking for sex over.
He wanted to cook dinner for her and her brother to help comfort them about their father's death. In the report, Gray-Foreman said the sexual encounter left her uncomfortable around Foster and she tried to avoid him at school afterward. But Foster convinced her to come over a few weeks later to baby-sit. Instead, no one was home but him, the report says, and he tried to have sex with her again. She rebuffed him.
They never had sex but the one encounter, Gray-Foreman told deputies. Gray-Foreman told investigators that when Christian Life officials questioned her and him about what had happened some time later — someone had made allegations to school officials about the two — they had prepared in advance with a story denying anything happened. Foster, however, told detectives that flirting happened between them while they were both at BRCC but never came to anything, the sheriff's report says.
Gray-Foreman said Monday she had no recollection of Foster's claims. Henderson declined to make any further comment about Foster's tenure at the school. David J. Mitchell at dmitchell theadvocate. Edit Close. Toggle. Francisville St. Close 1 of 2. Todd A. Photo provided by Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. File Photo of Ascension Parish Sheriff's vehicle. Top stories in Baton Rouge in your inbox Twice daily we'll send you the day's biggest headlines. up today. BRCC introduces A. Better late than never? Mitchell on Twitter, NewsieDave. Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification.
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