Former Mental Hospital Director Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse

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A former director of Napa State Hospital, a California state mental health hospital, has been convicted of 32 counts of sex crimes.

A Superior Court jury convicted 63-year-old Claude Foulk of 31 of 35 counts of sex crimes, including lewd and lascivious acts on a child and sodomy by use of force.

Foulk did not show any reaction as the verdict was read.

He was found guilty of 20 counts of forcible oral copulation, nine counts of sodomy and two counts of lewd acts. He was found not guilty of two counts of sodomy and two counts of oral copulation, charges that were alleged to have happened after the son turned 18. [Source]

Testimony from his adopted son was instrumental in the conviction because the statue of limitations had expired for the other 11 men. Foulk will be sentence on February 23rd and could receive up to 248 years in prison.

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