by Steven Ertelt
September 21, 2007
Boyntown Beach, FL (LifeNews.com) — Police in southern Florida have arrested 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, 29, allegedly started having sex with the students last year and got one of them pregnant.
Foster was arrested yesterday in Collier County by the U.S. Marshals South Florida Fugitive Task Force.
The teacher had been on the lam for about two weeks until authorities located him at a hotel in Immokalee. After officials apprehended him, they took him to the Palm Beach County Jail.
Boynton Beach Police Detective Sgt. Thomas Wallace told WPTV he thanked the task force for "their tireless efforts in assisting us in locating Andrew Foster to bring him to justice."
One of the victims, who is 18, told authorities that after she got pregnant Foster took her to an abortion center for an abortion.
He signed papers on the girl’s behalf to get the 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.
Foster has been held without bail until he can appear in court on Monday morning on the charges.
According to the Sun-Sentinel newspaper, Foster also mailed pornographic pictures of himself to the girls on their cell phones.
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.
Pro-life advocates are concerned that abortion is frequently being used as a means of covering up sexual abuse.