(Newark, DE 19702) Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit have charged 30-year-old Rick Foster Jr. of Newark in reference to several luring incidents in the Newark area.
It was reported that while in a vehicle, the suspect approached a juvenile female victim standing at a bus stop. While speaking with the victim, the suspect produced a video of subjects engaged in a sexual act then requested that she perform the act on him. The suspect quickly fled the bus stop in a vehicle, and police were contacted. The vehicle was later identified as a black 2001 two-door Acura Integra.
Through further investigation, Detectives learned that after approaching the first female victim, the suspect drove to another bus stop where he approached a group of juvenile females, showed them a sexual video, and requested that they perform the act on him.
On Tuesday, September 5, 2023, Foster was taken into custody at a residence in Bear, DE 19701 without incident. Foster was charged with four felony counts of Sexual Solicitation of a Child Under 18. He was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $200,000.00 cash bail.
Detectives are asking anyone who may be a victim of similar actions by Foster to please contact Detective Mary McGrath at 302-395-2786 or by email at Mary.McGrath@newcastlede.gov and Senior Sergeant Hector Garcia at 302-395-8252 or by email at Hector.Garcia@newcastlede.gov.
Tips can also be forwarded to:
- New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at (302) 573-2800
- Criminal Investigations Unit at (302) 395-8110
- Online through Facebook (IM) “New Castle County Police”
- Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333
- Online at http://www.delawarecrimestoppers.com
Tips can be submitted anonymously.