WARSAW — Terry Lee Foreman, 38, 502 W. Winona Ave., Warsaw, is being charged with a level 4 felony of sexual misconduct with a minor.
An officer with the Warsaw Police Department spoke with a woman who said she found out that Foreman had sex with her underage daughter.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, on June 9, Foreman asked the woman if her daughter could go bowling with him and an unnamed individual the next day, June 10. The woman granted Foreman permission.
Foreman picked the girl up, but she didn’t return home that night, nor the next day. The woman contacted Foreman the next evening on June 11, telling him to bring the girl home immediately. When Foreman heard from a third party that the woman had called the police, he dropped the girl off a few houses from her home and didn’t talk to the woman.
The woman told the officer when the girl came home she had “hickies” on her neck. When the officer spoke to the girl she stated she spent the night at the West Winona Avenue residence. She said she didn’t want to stay in the residence, so she slept in Foreman’s van.
In the early morning hours the next day the girl stated she exited the van, where she met Foreman and walked with him and his dog around the neighborhood. The girl reported that during the walk Foreman took her to wooded area where there was a tent.
The minor told the officer when she and Foreman entered the tent and they laid down atop some cushions and began cuddling, kissing and fondling each other over their clothes. Foreman then touched her genital area under her clothes, then they proceeded to have sexual intercourse.
An officer took the girl to the St. Joseph Sexual Assault Center in Fort Wayne for the collection of evidence and a forensic interview. During the interview the girl described the sexual encounter in detail and reported Foreman was the one that gave her the “hickies.”
An officer stated he knew Foreman and generally knew where his campsite was located. The officer knew Foreman to be homeless and drove a maroon van. The officer, along with another, went to the campsite and discovered it to be bare, appearing as someone had packed up and left in a hurry.
At the campsite officers found a camouflage tarp, small bags of trash, a bare spot in the grass from where a tent has been set up, some couch cushions and a dog bowl.
The officers began a search for Foreman’s van.
An officer located a vehicle he thought to be Foreman’s van at a local gas station and observed a male subject, later to be identified as Foreman, exit the vehicle and walk toward the front entrance of the gas station. The officer reported that instead of entering the station Foreman quickly turned and headed into the alley behind the gas station.
The officer then observed Foreman running back toward the area where the van was parked, but when the officer got to the van Foreman was gone. The only occupant was a dog.
A search warrant was obtained and officers found three blankets, two that were wool, and couch cushions inside the van. On the wool blankets officers used an alternative light source and three locations on the blankets fluoresced. Samples were taken from the blankets and sent to a lab for testing. The cushions were reported to be the same type as found at the campsite. A pink top that was identified as the girl’s clothing she had worn on June 10, was also found inside the van.
Officers used a florescent light source on the cushions found at the campsite, one fluoresced. Samples were taken and also sent to the lab for testing.
Foreman is being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on a $15,250 surety and cash bond.