School dean charged with abuse

Foye C. Minton Jr., 33, of the unit block of Breezy Hill Ct., 21030, has been charged with child abuse following an investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department's crimes against children unit.

A private school teacher has been charged with having a sexual relationship with one of his students.

 

When the alleged abuse occurred – Foye Minton, Jr. was the dean of students and director of athletics at the Shoshana Cardin High School in Pikesville.  He was also a gym teacher and a coach.

Police say he had a four-year relationship with a student that began when she was 16 years old, and he was 29.

The victim, who is now 20, contacted Baltimore County Police last month.

"She told our detectives that as she became older, she realized that this relationship was wrong and asked for it to stop.  The suspect continued to try to contact her for some time after that," said Elise Armacost, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Police Department.

The county's crimes against children unit investigated.

They now say the abuse happened inside of the small high school off Park Heights Avenue in Pikesville, along with other locations in Baltimore County, and the home where the suspect used to live, in Baltimore City.

"This was a very thorough investigation that involved interviews with the suspect and the victim as well as physical evidence," Armacost said.

The girl's age when police say the relationship started – 16 -- is the age of consent in Maryland – unless the alleged offender is a person of authority.

Minton was arrested last week at another school where he had been working -- the Hebrew Day School, which is across the street from the Shoshana Cardin School.

He is in the Baltimore County Detention Center being held on $250-thousand bond.

Baltimore County police say there may be more victims -- if you or someone you know has any information, you are asked to call them at (410) 307-2020.

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