Update: Former C-A-M School District Teacher accused of Sexual Exploitation
March 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson
A former, long-time Cumberland-Anita-Massena School District teacher was arrested Thursday on a warrant for one felony count of Sexual Exploitation by a Counselor, Therapist, or School Employee, and 49-Aggravated Misdemeanor counts of Sexual Exploitation by a Counselor, Therapist or School Employee. Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren says 65-year old William Glenn Foulkes, of Anita, was booked into the Cass County Jail, posted a $50,000 bond, and was released.
McLaren says the arrest followed a verbal complaint his office received about two-weeks ago. The complaint says -quote – “On several occasions between August 1st 2009, and Nov. 11, 2010, Foulkes engaged in sexual conduct with a minor female while teaching the student in a math program. During these tutoring sessions, Foulkes would at times, kiss the minor female student on the cheek, mouth and breasts. These incidents occurred at the Anita Elementary School, Foulkes’ residence, and Lake Anita State Park. The Sheriff says on every occasion, Foulkes was acting in a teaching capacity and was employed by the CAM School District.”
The complaint says Foulkes “Engaged in a pattern, practice or scheme of conduct in an attempt to arouse or satisfy his desires.”
CAM School District Superintendent Steve Pelzer said Foulkes was a Talented and Gifted (TAG) Math program teacher with the Anita Community School District from 1969 until his resignation in November, 2010. He says at the time Foulkes’ resignation was accepted, “The School Board had no knowledge of any allegations of criminal misconduct.” Pelzer would not make any further comments regarding the allegations.
Sheriff McLaren says an investigation into Foulkes’ alleged activities remains ongoing.