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Pinkerton Academy Lawyer Threatened Abuse Victim


Benjamin Folsom

One month ago Benjamin Folsom, writing on behalf of McLane Middleton a law firm located in Manchester, NH contacted the victim a historical sexual abuse claim against Pinkerton Academy and one of its teacher, Diane E. Foster (now calling herself Diane E. Kanady).


As a result of WireNews' focused attention on the facts associated with the depraved behaviour of a former Pinkerton Academy teacher, Folsom wrote and demanded the removal of all of the WireNews articles.

Instead of attempting to resolve the serious matter, Folsom made further attacks against the victim and threatened legal action because WireNews had, among other things, established a Victim Telephone Line with a local Derry, NH number.


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WireNews sets up Derry, NH Victim Line (603) 421-6052 for reporting -- Sexual Abuse: Current and Former Pinkerton Academy Students Encouraged to Come Forward

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Editor's Note: We're still waiting for the police and or your UK lawyer to contact us.

Pinkerton Academy

Foster was an "IT" or Data Processing teacher at Pinkerton Academy, located in Derry, NH. but likes to have people call her 'Debbie' (a name derived from the initials from her birth name, Diane E. Burrell). Foster molested one of her students while he was an underage student in the late '70s. At the time, 'Debbie' was married to Jeff Foster.


'Debbie' encouraged the underage student to join her on a skiing trip to Bretton Woods ski resort under the guise that the outing would be a school function with a number of other students coming along. She even told the boy's parents that the short day-trip was a school function, but half-way to the popular winter retreat the married 'IT' teacher revealed that the others "couldn’t make it, but that [they] would enjoy ourselves all the same".


Once at Bretton Woods, 'Debbie' arranged for a hotel room, while the student waited in her Honda Accord. She explained that it would be "better" if he waited outside and not understanding anything at all, he naturally complied with her request. After they settled in the room, she telephoned the boy's parents and told them that foul weather had crept in and that they would have to stay the night... then sitting on the edge of the double bed, she forced the young boy to perform numerous sex acts with her.


Matters grew from bad to worse when my parents threw their son out of the family home upon his return the next day after they expressed their unwillingness to accept that he (and 'Debbie') hadn’t been lying all along about the trip.


After being told to leave his home with nothing more than the clothes on his back, the boy called 'Debbie' from a friend’s house and she quickly collected him from the side of the road, not far from his family home and she took his back to her own home where she bedded him again later that night with her husband sleeping in the next room. Unsurprisingly the next morning both 'Debbie' and her 'student' were asked to leave the house by her husband, who worked for a tape manufacturer in Nashua, NH.


Some of the New Hampshire readers will remember "Farmhouse Furniture", run by Bill Morse. 'Debbie' took the boy there and arranged for him to live and work for him for several months. There was an apartment above the furniture store that 'Debbie' used as a "safe place", where she visited the boy each night to satisfy her sexual desires.


Not long after that, she was asked to leave her position at Pinkerton Academy. However, with a favourable recommendation, secretly provided Pinkerton Academy Administrators, 'Debbie' quickly started working for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in Merrimack, New Hampshire.


Eventually, she divorced her husband and then she bought a house nearby where they both lived for a couple of years until the student broke free of her clutches.


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