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 KSAT Investigates in September 2016. Dillon's investigative stories air weeknights on the Nightbeat and on the Six O'Clock News. Dillon is a two-time Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year.