Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing More Than 5 Of His Foster Children
According to PEOPLE, a 58-year-old man, who was once a licensed foster parent, is behind bars this week in Texas after being accused of sexually assaulting five children who lived with him between 2005 and 2010. According to a spokesman with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Miguel Briseno took in more than 180 young girls in his time as a foster parent before the state revoked his license seven years ago.
A joint investigation between investigators in Bexar and Medina counties led to Briseno’s recent arrest. He faces five charges of sexual assault of a child and is being held on $500,000 bond, though authorities in two Texas counties firmly believe there are more victims out there.
“Those girls were taken from some environment, and then you have some jacka** like him [Briseno] abusing these girls that already have troubles,” Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown told the paper. “I’m aggravated at the whole system. I’m aggravated at the company that placed these girls. It was a money-making deal, the way they were running those girls through there like livestock. It wasn’t about making a better world for them. They were making a profit off them.”
Detectives began investigating Briseno several weeks ago after some of his accusers came forward. This isn’t the first time he’s been accused, either–two years after he lost his license as a foster parent, he was arrested on child sex abuse charges.
In April 2013, the Medina County Sheriff’s Office arrested him on a charge of solicitation to commit sexual assault of a child. The arrest came after one of Briseno’s foster children said he had sexually assaulted her in August 2012 — when he no longer had a foster license. Foster children continued to be placed with Briseno after his license was taken away, though authorities say they are not sure how.