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    Accused rapist of 8 yo was happy when the police appeared

    A family friend was in a panic. Her 8-year-old son had left on a bike ride with a 12-year-old acquaintance at 7:30 p.m. that evening, June 6. The child had not returned after three hours.

    Authorities said the boy had spent the evening there with Robbie Foster, 38. Foster had offered the child methamphetamine and then raped him, exposing the child to HIV, police said.

    Foster, a lifelong Centralia resident, has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, criminal transmission of HIV, possession of child pornography and possession of a controlled substance. He is being held in lieu of $750,000 bail and faces a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Salem.

    "People here are angry about it," Morris, 36, said in an interview last week. "There are people here who are saying, 'If it had been my kid, there wouldn't need to be a trial because I'd kill Foster myself.'"

    By the time police arrived, the boy was sobbing in the car of a relative. Foster was locked in his second-floor apartment, where he had retreated after a woman in the crowd punched him in the face.

    The crowd, estimated at 20 people by police, had the exits blocked. Some were yelling threats up at Foster's window. They were demanding he come down - before they came up.

    "I think Foster was happy when the police appeared," said Wilzbach, the state's attorney. "This was virtually a mob. They had been banging on his door and he was pretty nervous."

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    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    OK I am sorry but these sicko's would have fewer children to prey upon if parents watched their kids??


    8 years old out at 7:30??? and noone wonders till 10:30 where he is??

    8 years old!! And the 12 Yo's father didn't know where he was at MIDNIGHT!!!!

    Furthermore the parents had no idea where the 12 year old lived??

    So that indicates that they didn't know this child family but they let their 8 year old just go off with the 12 YO?

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    I just dont understand parents. My children are 17 and 19, adults according to the law, but I know where they are at. Even at the age of my children, they are not allowed to run the streets. I am horrified that the father of the 12 year old didnt know where his kid was at. And we wonder why children get themselves into drugs and gangs. I just want to scream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryKate
    OK I am sorry but these sicko's would have fewer children to prey upon if parents watched their kids??


    8 years old out at 7:30??? and noone wonders till 10:30 where he is??

    8 years old!! And the 12 Yo's father didn't know where he was at MIDNIGHT!!!!

    Furthermore the parents had no idea where the 12 year old lived??

    So that indicates that they didn't know this child family but they let their 8 year old just go off with the 12 YO?
    It boggles the mind.

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    parents should definitely be vigilant, but a bike ride at 7:30 with a 12 year old friend in the neighbourhood doesn't sound too horrible to me. We don't know what his parents told him. It's very possible he was told to be home by 8:00 or when the street lights came on (always my cue to go home when I was a kid). the parents were publicly panicked at 10:30 - that doesn't mean that they weren't frantic before that. Kids need to be kep safe, but you can't keep them in a bubble either. Bottom line, someone very evil who knows how to lure kids (some kids are taken in broad daylight under their parent's noses) took advantage of an eight year old. He's the person we need to be angry with.

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    Kids get raped at 7:30 a.m. as well as 7:30 p.m. 8 and 12 are TOO YOUNG to be outside without supervision no matter what time it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REDSAUCE
    parents should definitely be vigilant, but a bike ride at 7:30 with a 12 year old friend in the neighbourhood doesn't sound too horrible to me. We don't know what his parents told him. It's very possible he was told to be home by 8:00 or when the street lights came on (always my cue to go home when I was a kid). the parents were publicly panicked at 10:30 - that doesn't mean that they weren't frantic before that. Kids need to be kep safe, but you can't keep them in a bubble either. Bottom line, someone very evil who knows how to lure kids (some kids are taken in broad daylight under their parent's noses) took advantage of an eight year old. He's the person we need to be angry with.
    I agree with you. Kids are kids. And should be allowed to be kids. And shouldn't have to fear. Remember when kids used to be allowed to go ride their bikes? And learn to exist independently without parents. As a matter of fact, the freedom in exploring without parents tagging along used to be one of the most glorious joys of childhood.
    This family lives in the suburbs, and probably live there because it is "safe". However, that safety bubble burst. We don't know what the kids rules were, but one thing I know is that kids will break rules sometimes. If the kid had not been injured and parents found out where he had been he would probably been in trouble with them, because he left the neighborhood.
    What struck me about this story, is that the town stood together. They searched for the boy. And when they found him, they stood together and put fear in this guy. They actually stood up and did something. How many stories have we heard where people should have known, but no one reported. In ths story, they not only reported- this guy will be afraid to come back. He will think of this if he ever gets the urge to harm another child. Because he knows he was lucky that no one beat him to death.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    Kids get raped at 7:30 a.m. as well as 7:30 p.m. 8 and 12 are TOO YOUNG to be outside without supervision no matter what time it is.
    I don't think that 12 is too young to be outside on their own. I certainly don't think that a walk to the corner store or a bike ride around the block is too much. I agree that 8 is pushing it, but I think that at 12 (with limitations - like parent's knowing where they are, who they're with, setting a reasonable time for them to be home, not allowing them to go too far etc.) kids should be allowed to test their independence.

    Men and women are attacked too, it's not just children who are the victims of these freaks. Keeping them glued to your side until they're 19 isn't going to solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REDSAUCE
    I don't think that 12 is too young to be outside on their own. I certainly don't think that a walk to the corner store or a bike ride around the block is too much. I agree that 8 is pushing it, but I think that at 12 (with limitations - like parent's knowing where they are, who they're with, setting a reasonable time for them to be home, not allowing them to go too far etc.) kids should be allowed to test their independence.

    Men and women are attacked too, it's not just children who are the victims of these freaks. Keeping them glued to your side until they're 19 isn't going to solve the problem.

    Every parent needs to make their own decision. Mine are not allowed out with out me.

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    No child should be alone

    No child should be alone. That poor child.


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    Quote Originally Posted by REDSAUCE
    I don't think that 12 is too young to be outside on their own. I certainly don't think that a walk to the corner store or a bike ride around the block is too much. I agree that 8 is pushing it, but I think that at 12 (with limitations - like parent's knowing where they are, who they're with, setting a reasonable time for them to be home, not allowing them to go too far etc.) kids should be allowed to test their independence.

    Yup, this 12-year old had PLENTY of independence. . . he's the one who brought his 8-year old buddy to the drug house:

    Police believe the 12-year-old boy had led the woman's son to Foster's apartment. The older boy told police that he had previously had sex with Foster. He was also taken to a hospital for treatment.

    The father of the 12-year old, in fact, gave him SOOOOO much independence that:

    It was after midnight before she tracked down the older boy's father.
    "He said he didn't know where his son was but guessed he might be over at this guy named Robbie's," Morris said. "He said his son liked to hang out over there."

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    The father of the 12-year old, in fact, gave him SOOOOO much independence that:

    It was after midnight before she tracked down the older boy's father.
    "He said he didn't know where his son was but guessed he might be over at this guy named Robbie's," Morris said. "He said his son liked to hang out over there."[/QUOTE]


    Ummm - so the parent's of this 12 year old suck. Obviously a 12 year old shouldn't be out after midnight with his dad saying - "he likes to hang out with this guy Robbie."

    My post was merely in reaction to people jumping all over the 8 year old's parents for letting him go for a bike ride at 7:30. Obviously something went terribly wrong here.

    I still stand by my comment that I don't think it's such a bad thing for a 12 year old (who is monitored by his parents) to go to the corner store on their own or for a bicycle ride in the neighbourhood.

    This was more sinister than that. The parent's of the 8 year old should have at least known the parent's of the 12 year old.

    INDEPENDENCE has nothing to do with what this 12 year old had. He had parent's who didn't care enough to keep him off the streets, and an adult who was raping him and feeding him drugs. That's not independence, that's abuse. And, obviously the situation has turned this kid into an abuser of sorts too.

    I am a parent and I certainly know where my daughter is at all times, but I also instil her with a sense of confidence and independence while keeping her safe. I can't do that if I make her afraid of everything. I can teach her and make her aware and careful. I believe that's part of my job.

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    Redsauce, I have three children ranging in age from 10 years to 25 years old. I also went through the experience of my little sister being missing for 11 years before her remains were found, so I have baggage! LOL

    I think I can give my kids a sense of themselves, confidence and independence and also make them aware of the dangers that are out there without making them so afraid that they won't leave my side. I live in I guess what most people would call an upper-middle class neighborhood with houses from about $350K up to the $6 million range. However, as we know from so much experience on this forum, children can disappear out of their own front yards. While my neighborhood probably has one parent at home most of the time, there are also housekeepers, handmen, gardners, delivery persons and the like at any given time. It only takes a split second for the unthinkable to happen. While none of us can guaranty that our client won't be a victim of this type of thing, I can tell you that if the unthinkable happens in our family, it won't be because I didn't sit outside and watch my kids play, or drop them off at a piano lesson or a soccer baseball lesson, while I could have just taken the time that they deserve and sit there with them.

    In the instant case, I'm thinking that there's a good chance that the parents of this 8-year old might not have known what kind of kid the 12-year old was and what kind of family he came from. I would just hope that parents take the time to ask questions about this sort of thing. It only takes minutes.

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    [QUOTE=Jeana (DP)]I think I can give my kids a sense of themselves, confidence and independence and also make them aware of the dangers that are out there without making them so afraid that they won't leave my side.


    This is getting a little personal. I am not attacking how you choose to do things with your kids. I appreciate the same consideration. I think I said exactly what you just did (if you read my last post)- I can make my daughter aware and safe without her being too afraid to do anything - and I certainly know where she is at all times.

    This is a tragic case, and I think the parent's of this little boy have more than enough on their plate without people attacking them.

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    If you thought any part of any of my posts was an "attack," I'd certainly appreciate you either pointing it out to me or retracting that statement. I don't appreciate being accused of that sort of thing.

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