LONG BEACH (AP) — A former state mental hospital director will take the stand to deny he sexually abused one of his adopted sons and other men who claimed he molested them when they were children.

Sixty-three-year-old Claude Foulk will testify on Monday in a trial on 35 counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child.

Foulk has pleaded not guilty. He flatly denied the allegations in initial testimony in his own defense Friday.

Authorities contend 13 men including one of Foulk’s adopted sons and one of his four foster sons came forward to claim he molested them as children as far back as 1965. Only one case could be prosecuted due to the statute of limitations.

He was fired from his post as director of Napa State Hospital after his arrest.

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Comments (4)
  1. Robert says:

    Does he still get his PENSION??? Oh well, life goes on! Take a look Jerry Brown.

    1. Marcus says:

      He’s not guilty yet, for one thing. For another, the pension he earned in his job has nothing whatsoever to do with any crimes he did or did not commit. Let the victims sue him for some of his pension money if he’s found guilty.

  2. duh says:

    13 grown men could not possibly collude to invent such a huge tale, nor is there any motive for them to even attempt to.

    I’m usually for awaiting a jury’s decision. In this case, let’s just get him on his way to general pop and let them educate him.

  3. Tony says:

    Maybe if he is found guilty he can take his own life and there for cure his sickness toward’s little boy’s.