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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.

Cypress man receives lenient sentence for two sex crimes

Posted on December 12th, 2011 No Comments

Alex Raymond Sanchez, 23, of Cypress, is serving a 10-day jail sentence for two separate sex crimes he was charged with in January after receiving plea bargains.

In August 2010, Sanchez attended a funeral of a young black man, and noticed a 15 year old black girl, who was the sister of the deceased man.  According to court records, he “began to send numerous cellphone to cellphone text messages to her and they became extremely seuxally explicit in nature which she thought to be inappropriate.  (The victim) became nervous about the aggressive nature of the text messages and informed her mother who then notified law enforcement.”

Sanchez admitted to sending the messages and posted bail.  While out on bail, Sanchez was charged with indecent exposure after receiving oral sex in a public place.

After being arrested for two separate crimes, he still received two plea bargains and a very lenient sentence.

If you have been charged with a sex crime, contact Houston criminal defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at  713-523-0404.

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.