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Former head of state mental hospital gets 248 years for sexual assaults on son

February 23, 2011 |  5:08 pm

The former executive director of a state mental hospital was sentenced Wednesday to 248 years in state prison for sexual assaults on his son that spanned nearly a decade.

Claude Edward Foulk Jr., 63, was convicted earlier this month of 31 felony counts for assaulting his  son between the ages of 9 and 18. Now 27, his son is a former foster child who was adopted by Foulk.

During Foulk’s trial, four other men testified that they were sexually assaulted by him, dating back as far as 1966. But those alleged acts were beyond the statute of limitations.

Foulk was the executive director of the Napa State Hospital when he was charged on Feb. 24, 2010. He was fired by the hospital.


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