Skip to comments.Man arrested on suspicion of molesting Long Beach youth
Posted on 02/24/2010 3:36:47 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
LONG BEACH - The former head of the state's largest mental health facility was arrested at his job in Napa Wednesday morning on a charge of molesting a Long Beach youth for more than 10 years, and is under suspicion of molesting at least four other boys going back to the 1970s, authorities said.
Claude Edward Foulk, 67, was arrested on the campus of Napa State Hospital at 8:30 a.m. by Long Beach Police Department Sex Crimes detectives.
The former Executive Director of the hospital was arrested on a $3.5 million warrant issued by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Monday and was being driven from Napa to Long Beach, where he is expected to be arraigned on 35 felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child, all relating to one victim, by no later than Friday, said Jane Robison, a DA spokeswoman.
Robison said the victim was 10 years old when the alleged molestation began in 1992 and the abuse continued until 2003.
Investigators have found at least four other alleged victims with incidents dating back to 1975, said Sgt. Dina Zapalski, a Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman.
All the victims were boys, the sergeant said, and all but one were located in Long Beach. The only victim not tied to Long Beach was molested in Rancho Murieta, a Northern California community, Zapalski said.
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Won’t he just be transfered to another mental health facility? After all, that is the standard proceedure in so many other similar cases.