Foulk Sentenced to 248 Years

(photo by Brittany Murray / Press-Telegram)

Claude Foulk, the former director of Napa State Hospital who was convicted in early February 2011 of 32 counts of sex crimes against a minor, was sentenced to 248 years in prison.

Applause broke out Wednesday in the Long Beach Superior courtroom when Judge James Pierce announced a 248-year sentence for the former director of a California state mental hospital.

“The court needs to make a statement,” Pierce said in handing out the maximum punishment available. “You’ll never see the light of day again.” [Source]

Victims of Mr. Foulk who addressed him in court, including two of his adopted sons, expressed hope that the sentencing would close this chapter in their lives.