Stanley Marsh 3 – the number 3 is part of his legal name – is perhaps best known as a patron of the arts, specifically the Cadillac Ranch public art installation in Amarillo, Texas, which features a line of Cadillac cars half-buried in the sand, which are covered and routinely re-covered in graffiti.
But recurrent criminal charges involving sex offenses have plagued Marsh over the years, diminishing to a certain extent – as anyone accused of a sex crime would tell you – his reputation.
Betsy Blaney with the Associated Press reports that Marsh has recently been indicted on multiple counts of sex assault charges involving underage teens. Prior related accusations took place in 1996, 1998, and 2001, and involve civil lawsuits that were ultimately settled.
In 2011 Marsh suffered a series of strokes, according to Wikipedia. Notably, Marsh’s defense attorneys in the latest indictment said that those who have accused Marsh of sexual misconduct only came forward until after the strokes that left him incapacitated.
Marsh faces criminal punishment in Texas. In Maryland, where we practice law, the criminal punishment for sex offenses is just as serious. Those who are accused of something like child molestation are urged to contact a defense attorney right away.