Church Choir Director's Relationships with Girls Investigated

Kevin Foster's home searched after arrest on charges of serving alcohol to underaged young women

Updated 3:06 p.m.

The choir director at Westlake United Methodist Church is being investigated by Westlake Police following his arrest for serving two underaged young women alcohol.

Kevin Foster, 36, is also a self-employed music teacher. According to police, he gave lessons in his home and also served as a recital accompanist in area schools.

The two young women are students of his, police said in a statement Friday.

After getting a search warrant, police searched Foster's home on Thursday. Computers and cell phones were seized.

Police ask that parents or guardians of Foster's students ask them about their relationship with Foster and to contact Westlake police with concerns.

Foster has been active in the community, serving as co-chair for the 2011 Bicentennial Bake-Off.

Foster's attorney, Ronald Frey, released a statement Friday afternoon.

"Mr. Foster has been an active member in the church for the last eight years," Frey said. "He is held in high esteem by the congregation and those who have worked with him. He looks forward to addressing this matter in court."

Foster is due in Rocky River Municipal Court on Sept. 26. Conditions of his bond include no contact with anyone under age 18, including through church or school activities.


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