Foster Mother Arrested, Suspected of Inappropriate Contact with Foster Child

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Bellevue Police arrested a woman suspected of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 17-year-old foster child who had been placed in her care.

Kim Carrera, 46, and a 17-year-old male were found in a vehicle parked behind a Bellevue business Thursday night around 11:30 pm. At the time, officers suspected that inappropriate sexual contact had taken place between the two of them.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that the teenager was a ward of the State of Nebraska who had been placed in Carrera's home through Nebraska Families Collaborative. Carrera is a foster parent with Nebraska Families Collaborative, which is a contract agency with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Bellevue Police served a search warrant on Carrera's home on Friday. Carrera was arrested and taken to the Sarpy County jail on felony charges of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Protected Person. She remains in custody and is set to appear in court on Tuesday.