Foye C. Minton Jr., the Shoshana S. Cardin School coach and teacher charged with child abuse of a student, was arrested Jan. 10 at his current job at the private Baltimore Hebrew Day School.
Minton, a resident of Cockeysville, is charged with second-degree child abuse for offenses that occurred between Jan. 17, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2010, when he worked at Cardin, police said Tuesday.
The alleged abuse occurred with a female who was a student at Cardin at the time, according to a statement issued Tuesday by Baltimore County police.
"The relationship continued for about four years," the statement said. "The victim told police that she tried to end the relationship as she got older, but that Minton repeatedly attempted to contact her after she tried to end it."
Cardin is a private high school located at 7301 Park Heights Ave. in Pikesville. It is a school for girls and boys in grades 9-12.
Minton was arrested Jan. 10 while he was at his job at The Day School at Baltimore Hebrew.
The day school is also a private school in Pikesville, and located near Cardin at 7401 Park Heights Ave. It serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grades.
Gerri Chizech, head of school at Baltimore Hebrew, said Minton "was a part-time employee for several months at our school." She did not respond, however, to an email asking the dates of his employment.
David Prashker, head of school at Cardin, said Minton is a former employee. “The school was informed last week that a former teacher had been arrested. The school is cooperating fully with the official investigation and has no further comment at this time."
Chizech said in an email that Baltimore Hebrew also is cooperating with police, and also would decline further comment.
This fall, Cardin School announced that it is set to close, and that Prashker, who joined Cardin in 2012, will be the head of school of a new school that is forming. Its classes will be held at The Day School at Baltimore Hebrew building and at Cardin.
The Independent Jewish Academy of Baltimore, is set to begin operating July 1. However, Chizech's and Prashker's email signatures each include that new school name and logo.
The alleged abuse occurred when Minton was a resident of Baltimore City, police said, and it happened at his residence, at the school and at other locations in Baltimore County.
"Maryland law prohibits adults in a position of trust, authority or guardianship, such as teachers, coaches and pastors, from having a sexual relationship with a minor, regardless of whether the child consents," the police statement said.
The case, reported by the victim in December, was investigated by the Baltimore County Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit.
Police believe there may be other victims. Anyone with additional information should call police at 410-307-2020 to contact a detective.