Licensed by an independent agency, Dana Fouse (38) has been charged with statutory sexual assault. She has also been charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and other charges against a teenage boy who lived in her foster care for nearly a year.

After he was removed from her home and placed in another, she sent him a cell phone so they could continue their contact. It was by his new foster parents finding that phone that the secret was discovered. Nearly every day for 11 months the two had sexual relations. His foster mother told him to keep it secret and to not drink so he wouldn’t accidentally share information about their relationship.

Fouse is home on bond until her preliminary hearing set for April.