Private school teacher arrested in sexual abuse investigation

Victim alleged sexual abuse when she was a student

  • Foye C. Minton Jr., 33, of Cockeysville
Foye C. Minton Jr., 33, of Cockeysville (Baltimore County Police…)
January 15, 2013|By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun

A Baltimore private school teacher and coach was arrested last week after an investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit, police said Monday.

Foye C. Minton Jr., 33, of Cockeysville, was charged with second-degree child abuse, police said, and is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $250,000 bond.

Police said a victim, now 20, came forward in December alleging that the abuse started in 2009 when she was a student at Shoshana S. Cardin School in Baltimore. At the time, Minton was dean of students and director of athletics at the school and was the victim's coach and gym teacher, according to police.

A relationship and sexual activity between Minton and the victim continued between Jan. 17, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2010 and occurred at his home in Baltimore City, the school and other locations, police alleged.

"The victim told police that she tried to end the relationship as she got older, but that Minton repeatedly attempted to contact her after she tried to end it," police said in a statement Tuesday.

Minton was arrested at the Day School at Baltimore Hebrew, where he was an employee, on Jan. 10, police said. Police did not have further information on when he began working there or his position. The court file is sealed.

Gerri Chizeck, head of the Day School, said she was "not authorized to give any statements" about the case on Tuesday afternoon. She said no one else from the school would be commenting either.

David Prashker, head of school at Shoshana Cardin, said in an email that police informed the school of a former teacher's arrest last week. "The school is cooperating fully with the police investigation and has no further comment at this time," he said.

Police believe there may be other victims, and asked those with information to call 410-307-2020.

Sun reporter Kevin Rector contributed to this report.

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