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Fun With Foster Boy
March 10, 2015 permalink
Pennsylvania foster mom Dana Fouse had sex almost daily with a teenaged boy in her care. The affair lasted nearly eleven months while the boy was in her home, and continued by cell phone after he was relocated.
Former foster mother charged with sexual relationship with foster son
Police say Dana Fouse, 38, had sex with teen in her Hyde Park home
HYDE PARK, Pa. —A Westmoreland County woman is charged with having an ongoing sexual relationship with her former foster son.
Dana Fouse, 38, of Hyde Park, is charged by state police with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and other charges related to the alleged crimes. Investigators said they interviewed the teenage boy, who claimed the two had sex almost every day for nearly 11 months.
"The defendant told the victim that she was unable to become pregnant," state police wrote in an affidavit of probable cause. "She would also periodically tell the victim not to tell anyone of their sexual relationship and also told him not to drink alcohol so he wouldn't accidentally tell anyone of their relationship."
Police said Fouse's own children were sometimes present in the home, though in different parts of the home, when the sexual acts would occur.
Investigators said the relationship ended after the boy was moved into a new foster home, but that Fouse bought him a cellphone and mailed it to him so he could still communicate with her. It was after the new foster family found the phone that the boy confessed to the relationship, investigators wrote in the affidavit.
The Westmoreland County Children's Bureau is listed as the contact on the state website for those inquiring about foster parenting, but bureau director Shara Saveikis said the bureau only oversees children from Westmoreland County who are placed in the foster system.
Because of privacy rules involving foster children, Saveikis said she could not confirm or deny if the victim in this case was a foster child from Westmoreland County or another county. Saveikis did confirm Fause was not licensed by the bureau, so she would not have been managed by the bureau, rather by the agency from where she was licensed.
The state-run website on the foster program states all potential foster parents must pass extensive background checks. "To ensure the child's safety, the agency will conduct a criminal background check and child abuse clearance on everyone in your home, age 14 and over," according to the site, adoptpakids.org.
Fouse remains free on bond while she awaits a preliminary hearing in April.
Source: WTAE Pittsburgh