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Idaho Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Attempting To Entice A Minor To Engage In Sexual Activity

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Orlando, Florida – United States District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Scott Foster (50, Caldwell, Idaho) to 15 years in federal prison and 20 years of supervised release for attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. The Court also ordered him to forfeit a cell phone, that had been was used in connection with the offense.


Foster pleaded guilty on October 4, 2017.      


According to court documents, between January 18, 2017, and March 29, 2017, Foster exchanged over 100 email and text communications with an undercover agent posing as the father of a 12-year-old fictitious minor, with the purpose of coordinating a sexual encounter with the minor. Foster then traveled to Orlando, and thereafter to a meeting location where he believed he would meet the minor.  When he arrived at the location, Foster was arrested. During an interview with law enforcement, Foster admitted that he enjoyed “family taboo” and that he had received child pornography and talked to other individuals via the Internet about sexual activity with children. The investigation further revealed that Foster had emailed another individual about his desire to engage a 10-year-old female in sadistic sexual activity.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ilianys Rivera Miranda.


This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Updated January 23, 2018

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