AZ foster home operator accused of molesting girls

PHOENIX (AP) — A minister who operates a northeastern Arizona foster home has been accused of molesting two Apache girls during stays at his home.

Navajo County Sheriff's officials say 57-year-old Bradley S. Bieganski is being held without bond.

He was arrested in September and has been indicted in the case.

A sheriff's report says two girls of elementary-school age say Bieganski allegedly touched them inappropriately while they were bathing and did the same to other children.

The Arizona Republic ( reports that six additional Apache girls were living at Kingdom Flight Ranch near Pinedale when Bieganski was arrested.

According to the sheriff's report, an investigator who interviewed the children suspected additional molestations and all were removed from the compound by state Child Protective Services.

The report says Bieganski denied molesting the girls.


Information from: The Arizona Republic,