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    OH - Day care owner indicted on rape & child porn charges

    I checked and I do not see a thread on this man:

    http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/...type=ynews_rss

    Daycare owner indicted on 25 child pornography-related charges
    September 21, 2011

    "The co-owner of the Primrose School at River’s Bend in Maineville was indicted by a federal grand jury late Wednesday on 24 counts of receiving child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. The indictment comes a month after he was indicted on 20 counts of rape by a Warren County grand jury. John Foster, 36, of Deerfield Twp. is alleged to have received between 2004 and 2007 “visual depictions of minors used to engage in sexually explicit conduct,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Foster is alleged to have had pictures and movies of child pornography on a computer and approximately 25 CDs. Federal officials said they were found at Foster’s home in July 2011...."

    and

    "...In August, Foster was indicted by a Warren County grand jury on 20 counts of rape and other sexual offenses with a young girl on a weekly basis for eight years. He was also charged with four counts of sexual battery and three counts of gross sexual imposition...."

    more at link (plus mug shot)

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    This is not a home daycare but a very professional looking commercial operation. You can clearly see the facility on Google maps. Looks like the daycare's website is down but I found this:

    http://events.pulsejournal.com/maine...at-rivers-bend

    Primrose School at River's Bend
    XXXX River's Bend Dr., Maineville, OH, 45039

    Primrose School at River's Bend offers balanced educational child care for children ages 6 weeks - Kindergarten, with before and after school childcare for grades 1-6.

    Venue Type: School
    Hours: M-F, 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Accessible to persons with disabilities.


    OK, seems to be a franchised daycare operation:

    http://www.primroseschools.com/

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    An earlier article and video about the shut down and charges:

    http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_...rged-with-rape

    Local day care center closes after owner is charged with rape
    August 2, 2011

    "A local day care closed its doors Tuesday after its owner was charged with rape. The Primrose School at River's Bend in Maineville also lost its franchise affiliation. John Foster, 36, who co-owns the school with his wife, was arrested on Wednesday, July 27 and charged with one count of rape.

    Court records indicate the accusations are in connection to sexual conduct with a girl under the age of 13. The alleged conduct happened between 1999 and 2003. "I wouldn't have guessed for a million years that this would have happened," said BM, a Primrose parent. The excitement of a fall term came to an abrupt end Tuesday morning when parents like BM learned of the closure...."

    More at link

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    What a field for a child rapist and child porn collector to go into. Sadly, another victim:

    http://www.local12.com/news/local/st...ze_2v7pUw.cspx

    "The former co-owner of a Maineville preschool was indicted today by a Warren County Grand Jury on charges of child rape-and police now say there was a second victim...."

    and

    "...The alleged victims are under the age of 13 and the offenses happened sometime between 1999 and 2003, before Foster and his wife owned Primrose...."

    more at link (plus video)


    Note that one of the parents interviewed says that Foster was a "fixture" at the school...always there welcoming the children. I'll bet he was. This video must have been made just prior to the school losing it's franchise license.
    Last edited by Missizzy; 09-25-2011 at 02:29 AM.

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    http://mhe.daytondailynews.com/tools...s.html?p=18140

    Primrose School at River's Bend Ranked 10th in the Nation

    "Primrose School at River's Bend is pleased to announce it is among the highest ranked schools in the nation in overall parent satisfaction and loyalty, scoring a 95 percent in both categories, and is the highest ranked Primrose School in the Greater Cincinnati area...."

    and

    "....Our parents' satisfaction is equally as important as the happiness and well-being of every child put into our care," said John Foster, Franchise Owner. "It is without a doubt how we measure success and I thank every one of our parents for entrusting the care of their children with us," he added...."

    more at link

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    Undoubtedly they will find more victims. If I was a parent of a child there I would be looking for a children's rape center.

    It is hard for me to believe that in a busy preschool setting that at least some of the employees wouldn't have seen something. Even some small thing.

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    Primrose is a very highly regarded daycare franchise. When we lived in NC, we interviewed there and there was a 2 year waiting list. And they were about 50% more expensive than other centers in the area. Wow.

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    The articles that I've seen have made clear that the victims were assaulted by the daycare owner prior to him even purchasing the franchise. What's frightening to me is that this level of abuse went totally unnoticed in his background checks (as a person has no record until caught) AND the fact that he was successful in putting himself into a high position of trust with young children.

    I have no inside information but if I had to guess, I would say that the earlier victims were very afraid that this man was intending to offend again. Remember, this is what caused the three female members of The 5 Browns musical group to come forward about sexual assault at the hand of their father. They did so as adults, after they learned that their father was beginning to tutor young girls in music. Keith Brown pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this year.

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    I'm shocked. That was fast. I see that I mentioned Keith Brown above. He was arrested, pleaded and sentenced just as quickly. That's what happens when a person actually takes responsibility for their crimes. I still wish Foster would have gotten more time. The victims got a life sentence. How brave they were to come forward.

    http://www.journal-news.com/news/cri...type=ynews_rss

    Day care owner sentenced 30 years for rape
    October 24, 2011

    "The former co-owner of a Warren County day care facility avoided a possible life sentence when he pleaded guilty Monday to 10 felony rape counts and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. John Anthony Foster, 36, of Deerfield Twp., and the former co-owner of the Primrose Academy in Maineville, pleaded guilty in Warren County Common Pleas Court to 10 first-degree felony rape counts, which were part of a multiple-count indictment handed down in August...."

    and

    "....Judge Neal Bronson said Foster will no opportunity for parole. Foster was also designated as a Tier III sex offender, which means he must register with the county sheriff every 90 days...."

    and

    “....We would never had done this without the input from the families,” Fornshell said. “The victims are satisfied because it will keep them from reliving what has happened for the past 10 to 17 years.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    The articles that I've seen have made clear that the victims were assaulted by the daycare owner prior to him even purchasing the franchise. What's frightening to me is that this level of abuse went totally unnoticed in his background checks (as a person has no record until caught) AND the fact that he was successful in putting himself into a high position of trust with young children.

    I have no inside information but if I had to guess, I would say that the earlier victims were very afraid that this man was intending to offend again. Remember, this is what caused the three female members of The 5 Browns musical group to come forward about sexual assault at the hand of their father. They did so as adults, after they learned that their father was beginning to tutor young girls in music. Keith Brown pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this year.
    Someone needs to look into Primrose Academies Corporation. Judging by their web site, they're very corporate/big business oriented and geared towards making profits for their investors. Apparently, that means they don't pay much attention to the people they choose for franchises and even less attention to child care.

    From their web site:

    On average, Primrose franchise owners whose schools were open for at least two years averaged gross revenues of $1,536,135 and $416,998 in adjusted operated income.1
    http://www.primroseschools.com/About...m/DarinHarris/

    Their current CEO was formerly a senior vice president for Arby's Restaurants and Pizza Hut. Sounds like people who only care about making a buck and who know little about child care.

    The Vice President of Brand Management also came from the restaurant chain industry, working as a marketing exec for Long John Silvers, Wendy's, Chick fil A and Domino's Pizza.

    http://www.primroseschools.com/About...m/PaulThaxton/

    Vice President of Real Estate was an exec with Boston Market and Einstein Bagels

    http://www.primroseschools.com/About.../BillPierquet/

    It might also be a safe bet to assume they collect a lot of federal taxpayer money for their pre-school business.


    It might also be helpful to see who the other investors were in the Maineville franchise. As quickly as this case was dispatched, there may have been motivation to protect the "investors" in this franchise.


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    This is disgusting. I hope we don’t hear that there are a lot of victims from the day care.
    Just my opinions (and I have been wrong before)!

    pinkfly



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