SUMMERSIDE - The man who was principal of Kensington Intermediate Senior High School when town police investigated a complaint of internet luring involving he and an underage female student, has now been formally charged.
Terry Irving Foster, 41, of Summerside, will make an appearance in Provincial Court here Jan. 31.
Foster was charged Jan. 9 of luring a minor over the internet and has been released on an undertaking while he awaits his court date.
Kensington police had issued a press release in mid-December saying they were investigating a school staffer on that charge after receiving a complaint from a Grade 12 female student.
Town police chief Lewis Sutherland said at the time no further comments would be made until the investigation was complete.
When contacted again Friday, Sutherland declined to comment on the case, saying a publication ban has been put in place, which protects the identity of the alleged victim.
One of the court-imposed restrictions Foster is under is that he have no contact with anyone under the age of 18, unless they are immediate family members.
In provincial court documents filed in Summerside, Kensington police allege Foster used the internet to lure a minor under section 153 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada – sexual exploitation of a young person – contrary to section 172.1 (1) (A) – luring a minor.
Police allege the incidents occurred in Kensington between Dec. 6 and 11, 2012.
Attempts by The Guardian to contact the department of education and school board last month to determine the employment status of the school staffer being investigated were unsuccessful.