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 June 16th, 2008  
U.S. Marshals Task Force arrests dangerous sexual predator in St. Lucie County
 
On Friday, registered sexual predator Johnny A. Foster (DOB 12/31/76) was arrested on warrants for burglary of an occupied dwelling, attempted sexual battery and child abuse.

“It was imperative for the safety of the public that Foster be taken into custody as soon as possible,” said Sheriff Mascara. “When we asked for assistance, the US Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (F.A.S.T.) without hesitation made the case a priority, making it possible to get this dangerous felon behind bars.”

The task force has members from the U.S. Marshal’s Service and several area law agencies including the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.

Foster was convicted in 1993 for sexual battery on a child under 12 years old. After this conviction Foster was deemed a Sexual Predator by the courts. He was released from prison on April 20, 2008, and moved back to Fort Pierce where he was on administrative probation.

On June 6, Foster entered a home in St Lucie County through a window and lay in bed next to a juvenile female. The juvenile female became extremely upset and began to cry. Foster told her to be quiet and shortly thereafter left the residence through the window. It was at that time that the victim realized Foster had left his pants outside the window on the ground and had been wearing just his boxer type underwear.

Warrants were obtained by the St Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.
 
With the help of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (F.A.S.T.), investigators were able locate Foster who had been hiding out. During the arrest of Foster it was found that Krystal Nedd (DOB 11/24/81) and Antonio Wright (4/16/75) knew of the whereabouts of Foster but failed to report his location to law enforcement. They were subsequently arrested in Sebastian in Indian River County for harboring, withholding information or Concealing the whereabouts of a sexual predator, a third degree felony.

Foster is being held in the St. Lucie County Jail on $350,000.00 bond. Nedd and Wright were taken to the Indian River County Jail until first appearance.

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