Nederland woman sentenced in child sex case

Published 12:15 pm Monday, March 12, 2018

Staff report

Judge Raquel West of the 252nd District Court has sentenced Tamora Angel Foster, 39, of Nederland to a 50-year sentence of confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on Foster’s conviction of continuous sexual abuse of a young child.

A jury found Foster guilty Friday and the judge imposed the sentence Monday, according to an issued statement by Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham.

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During the summer of 2015 and again in the summer of 2016 the defendant forced the victim to engage in sexual intercourse and oral sex with her on two different occasions. The victim was 11 and 12 years old at the time of the assaults, Wortham said.

Assistant District Attorney Kim Pipkin prosecuted the case.

“It’s hard to imagine a more emotional and disturbing set of facts than those in this case. It was an especially difficult week for everyone involved,” Pipkin said. “This verdict was a team effort, and so many people deserve credit for their role in seeing that justice was done in this case.

“I want to thank the jury for their verdict, law enforcement and CPS for their investigations, each of the witnesses for their testimony, the Garth House for their support, and most importantly, the victim for being so courageous.”

Continuous Sexual Abuse requires two or more instances of sexual abuse over a period that is longer than 30 days in duration. It is an enhanced first-degree felony that carries a minimum of 25 years up to 99 years or life in prison.

Foster must serve every day of her sentence and will never be eligible for parole.

She must also register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.