Florida Police Hunt Teacher Who Used Abortion to Hide Sexual Abuse

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 13, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
September 13,

Boyntown Beach, FL (LifeNews.com) — Police in Florida are looking for a public school teacher who is accused of having sex with two of his students and using an abortion to cover up his actions. Santaluces High School drama teacher Andrew Foster, 27, allegedly started having sex with the students last year and got one of them pregnant.

One of the victims, who is 18, told authorities that after she got pregnant Foster took her to an abortion center for an abortion.

The abortion facility appears not to have told the girls’ parents and they didn’t know of the abortion or the sexual relations until the young woman finally confessed it to them.

Another victim told police she and Foster, who has been a teacher at the school for four years, had sexual relations at his apartment.

According to the Sun-Sentinel newspaper, Foster also mailed pornographic pictures of himself to the girls on their cell phones.

Detective Sgt. Thomas Wallace talked with the newspaper about Foster’s actions and said they constitute "a heinous act."

"You send your children to school and expect them to get an education — and not a sex education — especially from the teachers," he said.

Police have not apprehended Foster and authorities believe he is in the south Florida area and knows there is a warrant out for his arrest. Anyone with information about Foster’s whereabouts is asked to call the Boynton Beach Police at 561-742-6136 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-458-8477.

Pro-life advocates are concerned that abortion is frequently being used as a means of covering up sexual abuse.

Recent cases of this have surfaced in New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio and Mississippi.