East Texas Teacher Receives 100-Year Sentence for Sexual Abuse of Daughter

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Convicted Educator Faces Stacked Sentence in High-Profile Case

In an unsettling development, a former East Texas teacher has been handed a staggering 100-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing his adopted daughter over a four-year period. Aaron Marshall, aged 39, was found guilty of nine felony charges, including continuous sexual abuse of a child, sexual assault of a child, and indecency with a child by contact.

Marshall, who once held the position of assistant girls’ volleyball coach in Hughes Springs ISD, faced allegations dating back to 2015 when his victim was just 12 years old. The abuse reportedly persisted until 2019, spanning inappropriate touching, fondling, and digital penetration.

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The jury’s unanimous guilty verdict led to a request for a 50-year sentence for continuous sexual abuse, in addition to 10 years for each sexual assault count and 5 years for each indecency count. The court ultimately delivered a stacked sentence of 100 years.

While the case has drawn significant attention due to its severity, it is unfortunately not isolated. Texas has witnessed a series of educators facing accusations of sex crimes involving students and minors. This ongoing trend raises concerns about the safety and security of students within the educational system.

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Marshall’s conviction has also prompted inquiries into his professional standing. Although his Texas teacher certificate remains valid according to State Board for Educator Certification records, the Texas Education Agency has initiated an investigation. State regulations dictate that a license holder’s license must be revoked if they are imprisoned following a felony conviction.

As the legal system takes its course, this case underscores the importance of vigilance in protecting vulnerable students and upholding the integrity of the education system.

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