Prosecutor Report: Elder Abuse, the Andrew Jensen story - Morgan County Herald: News

Prosecutor Report: Elder Abuse, the Andrew Jensen story

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Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 6:00 am

Ohio law defines an elderly person as one who is 65 years of age or older, they are what is called protected class. Crimes committed against the elderly typically carry an enhanced penalty. When most people hear the term “abuse” they most often think of physical abuse. This is a story of another form of elder abuse which is financial abuse.

Our story begins decades ago when Gary Foster went to Alaska to work as a lineman. He worked in Alaska most of his working career and made many Alaskan friends. One such friend had a son named Andrew Jensen. Andrew was proving to be more than his parents could handle, and they called upon Gary to lend a hand. Gary had a reputation as a “man’s man,” someone who was tough and hard working. The thought was he could influence Andrew by example. So, Andrew spent a lot of time with Gary when he was growing up.

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