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Pittsboro man arrested on child porn charges

Posted June 11, 2012

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— A convicted sex offender is in jail after local authorities arrested after him last month on charges of child pornography, authorities said Monday.

John Foster, 81, of 356 Marshall Road, was charged May 23 with one count each of felonious second-degree sexual exploitation and felonious third-degree sexual exploitation after the Chatham County Sheriff's Office conducted a compliance check and found him in possession of the porn.

Foster, who moved to Chatham County in 2009, was convicted in New Hampshire in 2006 for numerous sex offenses against a child and was placed on probation.

He was jailed in Chatham County under a $175,000 secured bond. His court date is scheduled for July 2.

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  • Momma2three Jun 12, 2012

    Great point Pepe!!!

  • Pepe Silvia Jun 12, 2012

    "I am just wonding if he could still have sex at 81 years old."
    - mfarmer1

    Doesn't matter. There are many other ways sick to molest a child.

  • Pepe Silvia Jun 12, 2012

    The man is a CONVICTED child molester - and only convicted about 6 years ago. Who knows how many victims he'd had in the years before he was caught, he was probably doing it his whole life.

    Being 81 does not make him a 'harmless old man' because he wasn't a harmless old man at 75 either.

  • Pepe Silvia Jun 12, 2012

    "Thought the courts said being in possession of pictures and such is not a crime?...He did not commit an act" Uhavenoclu

    Possession of child pornography IS a crime and viewing it is not victimless. There are real children being abused in those pictures, and I'm sure he probably had multiple pictures with multiple children being victimized in different ways.

  • davidgnews Jun 11, 2012

    " I’m surprised that that didn’t charge him with “assault with a dead weapon.” "

    My first thought exactly LOL. Is this guy among the oldest ever for this offense (repeat or not) ? Never mind, it's creepy at any level.

  • babsd24 Jun 11, 2012

    They do get caught but they turn them loose so they do it again and again. They need to lock them up for life.

  • dwntwnboy Jun 11, 2012

    It seems we hear about one of these cases every week. You would think they would get the hint that they WILL be caught and punished. Let em keep getting caught, it only makes those who are victims feel brave enough to speak up.

  • ncouterbanks69 Jun 11, 2012

    Give me a break! One hundred seventy five thousand dollars bond on an eighty one year old man for possession of a picture? That is the best laugh I have had in months.

    Wow you really are against punishing criminals aren't you? My only guess is that you are one? Or have family members/friends that are?

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Jun 11, 2012

    Is he really wearing a checkered shirt and suspenders? Wow. Stereotype?

  • bombayrunner Jun 11, 2012

    no you didn't grand-pa! creepy old guy.

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