Foster parent accused of sexually assaulting children in Bexar, Medina counties

Miguel Briseno, 58, arrested Wednesday in Devine

DEVINE, Texas – A Medina County foster parent was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexually assaulting multiple children in his care.

Miguel Briseno, 58, faces three counts of sexual assault of a child.

Law enforcement authorities said victims came forward in Medina County and Bexar County, where Briseno formerly lived.

He was arrested at a home in Devine Wednesday morning following a joint investigation from the Medina County Sheriff's Office, Bexar County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers.

A public records search indicates Briseno was arrested in Medina County in 2013 on a charge of sexual assault of a child.

The charge was later changed to solicitation to commit sexual assault of a child, according to public records.

Records show Briseno pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor assault charge in 2015.

A law enforcement source familiar with the case said Briseno has fostered up to 200 children the past few decades.

A media release from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office indicates that the victims were children placed in foster care in Briseno's home from August 2005 to June 2010.

A warrant obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders indicates that Briseno sexually assaulted the children in homes, a garage, a van and in one incident at a market in Somerset.

BCSO is urging other possible victims to call 210-335-TIPS.


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Emmy-award winning reporter Dillon Collier joined the KSAT 12 Defenders in 2016. Dillon's investigative stories air weeknights on the Nightbeat. He provides restaurant health reports for KSAT's "Behind the Kitchen Door." Dillon is a two-time Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year.