Foster parent accused of rape

Foster parent accused of rape

September 27, 2011 9:21 AM

Police accuse a 33-year-old foster parent with having sexual relations with a child under the age of 13.

James Terrell Austin of 2429 Trinity Ave. was booked into Gaston County Jail Monday on a $500,000 bond.

He faces four child sex crimes including first-degree rape, indecent liberties with a child and first-degree sex offense.

The incidents date back to in 2009.

Austin was a foster parent at the time of the incident.