Correction: Foster Parent-Abuse Charges story
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In a story Oct. 12 about the arrest of a Texas man on charges alleging he sexually assaulted five former foster children, The Associated Press erroneously reported the timeframe in which Miguel Briseno took in foster children and that all of them were girls. He fostered children from 2002 until 2013 and nearly all of them were girls.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Officials fear more victims after Texas foster parent arrest
Officials want to talk to dozens of girls placed in foster care with a San Antonio-area man arrested on charges of sexually assaulting five former foster children
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Officials want to talk to dozens of girls placed in foster care with a San Antonio-area man after his arrest on charges that he sexually assaulted five former foster children.
Miguel Briseno of Devine was arrested Wednesday. The 58-year-old, who faces five charges of sexual assault of a child, remained in Medina County jail Thursday on $500,000 bond. Jail records don’t list an attorney.
Officials say he took in more than 180 foster children from 2002 to 2013, almost all of which were girls. Officials believe there could be more victims. Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown says, “It’s not a question about whether there are more. It’s just about how many.”
Child Protective Services says foster placements to his house were stopped in 2013 after sexual abuse allegations were reported. Brown says Briseno was arrested in 2013 when a foster child said he sexually assaulted her.
This story corrects suspect’s name in last paragraph from Medina to Briseno.