Former DPS teacher arrested for child porn

Ex-DPS special-ed teacher arrested for child porn

William K. Foreman, 70, of Kettering also is alleged to have written dozens of child erotica “fantasy” stories in online forums since 1998.

A 2011 Dayton Daily News story about Foreman’s pottery studio indicated he retired after 35 years in the DPS system and 20 years as a part-time math teacher at Sinclair Community College.

The state auditor’s website showed Foreman last worked in the 2013-14 school year. A Dayton Public School spokeswoman said Foreman was working on a supplemental contract that was not renewed.

Foreman is in custody in Shelby County Jail and faces a detention hearing this week, according to a federal prosecutor.

The probe into Foreman grew out of a child pornography investigation in the United Kingdom. According to an affidavit written by a Homeland Security Investigations special agent, Foreman wrote more than 70 short stories with titles such as “Trading My Little Sister,” “Loren’s Pre-Teen Lingerie Catalog Project” and “Little Girl Models” on more than one website.

A search warrant of digital items in Foreman’s home found about 400 pictures and 10 videos of child pornography, prepubescent and sado-masochistic images, the affidavit stated. The search also revealed receipts to subscriptions for suspected child porn websites, internet chats about the distribution of child pornography, the deletion of email containing child pornography and documents including printed stories about incest, which included minors.

One document discussed how the federal government shouldn’t be involved in “kiddie porn” and that the legal age for pornographic pictures and videos should be lowered from 18 to 8 years of age.

In April 2014, agents interviewed Foreman, who insisted his stories were just fantasy, the affidavit said. The document stated that Foreman said he taught special needs students at either hospitals or the children’s residences.

A message seeking comment was not returned by one of Foreman’s attorneys. Foreman’s attorney last April was Richard Skelton, who was elected in November to be a judge in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

The affidavit said Foreman’s teaching certificate was for orthopedic-ally handicapped children. The 2011 newspaper story said Foreman had a 1,000 square-foot studio at 1101 E. Second St. that “features lots of light with three storage decks and tables where groups like the Girl Scouts and home-schooled students can make pinch-pots and tiles.”

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