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11 children removed from a sex offenders home in Dayton

Posted on February 22nd, 2012 No Comments

Eleven children were found inside the home of a registered sex offender in Dayton, Texas one month ago.

According to authorities, the children ranged in age from 5 months to 11 years old.  Eight of them were confined to a small, dark bedroom.  Some children had restraints on tying them to the bed.  According to Child Protective Services spokeswoman Gwen Carter, ten adults were living in the 1,700 square foot home and none of them found the situation unusual.

A month has passed since police raided the home and they are still trying to determine how the children were related to one another.  The kids have now all been placed in foster homes.

The home was listed as the address of registered sex offender,  Mark E. Marsh III, who was convicted of criminal sexual conduct with a 15 year old girl 15 years ago.

Police are still investigating.

Houston Citycentre Holiday events

Posted on December 5th, 2011 No Comments

Houston criminal lawyers are proud to announce Citycentre’s holiday events during the month of December.

On Dec 9, the Rockin’ Roadrunners of Rummel Creek Elementary School will give a drum and movement performance.

On Dec 10, the first ever Rudolph Fun Run 5K/Dasher 10K/Cupid 1K will start at 9am, and participants are invited to wear fun holiday costumes.  For more information, visit

Also on Dec 1o, Santa Claus will be in town at Pictures in the Plaza with Santa from 9-11am.  Children and families are encouraged to attend.

On Dec 31, a New Years Eve celebration will occur from 8:30pm-12:30am with a spectacular display of fireworks to ring in the new year.

Visit for more information

Court of Criminal Appeals frees sexual assault convict

Posted on August 10th, 2011 No Comments

Travis County officials recently ordered the release of a man convicted of sexual assault of a child in 1992.  The former businessman was convicted of assault of a 14-year old boy in his home in Austin and sentenced to spend 10 years in jail.

While released on bond, the Austin man appealed the conviction.  The appeals lasted until April 1995 when a court upheld the conviction.  The man attempted to turn himself in over the next few months but officers turned him away because there was no arrest warrant issued for him.

The man later moved to Houston and in 2002 filed an appeal to have his sentence discharged.  This appeal was dismissed because he was never in custody for the conviction.

Most recently, just this past March, police finally brought the man into custody to serve his 10-year sentence.  Once again, the man filed an appeal.  This time the appeal claimed that his sentence should be discharged because officers failed to issue a timely arrest warrant.

Today, in a unanimous decision, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered the man’s immediate release stating that he “did not violate any conditions of his appellate bond and in fact tried to turn himself in twice and was turned away.”

Contact the Houston child sexual molestation lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404 today, if you or someone you know has been charged with sexual assault of a child.