Soldier and Father Charged in Foster Care Investigation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PALESTINE, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Palestine say a soldier just back from Iraq and his father have been charged with sexually assaulting two children.

Authorities say the alleged victims were among at least 50 foster care cases the family has boarded.

Bond is $300,000 apiece for the men.

Nineteen-year-old Private First Class Michael Shane Vick was arrested at the airport Tuesday upon returning from Iraq. The Army escorted Vick home on a warrant.

He's assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington.

Forty-four-year-old James Edward Vick has been jailed since May the same month the foster home was closed, following an investigation.

He and his soldier son are charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of two girls in alleged cases in 2003 and 2004.

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