Westlake: Investigation of choir director with female students

7:57 PM, Sep 21, 2012   |    comments
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WESTLAKE -- Police have served a search warrant at the Westlake home of Kevin Foster, 36, a self-employed music teacher and choir director at Westlake United Methodist Church.

Computers and cell phones were seized and will be examined for evidence related to possible crimes involving his female students.

Foster gave lessons in his home and also served as a recital accompanist to student musicians in several area school systems.

Foster was arrested at the church on a misdemeanor warrant for two counts of liquor offenses involving underage persons.

Police say Foster is suspected of providing alcoholic beverages to two of his adult female students who are under 21 years of age.

The investigation is continuing and police ask parents or guardians of Foster's female pupils should ask them about their contacts with Foster.

Anyone should report any questionable behavior or concerns to the police department and where such behavior took place.

Police say Foster is represented by attorney Ronald Frey and is scheduled to appear in Rocky River Municipal Court on Sept. 26 at 9 a.m.

Mid-afternoon Friday, Frey sent a statement to WKYC regarding Foster's arrest.

"Mr. Foster has been an active member in the church for the last eight years. He is held in high esteem by the congregation and those who have worked with him. He looks forward to addressing this matter in court," said Frey.

His bond includes conditions that he not have contact with the victims and he may not have contact with anyone under 18 years of age through church or school activities.


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