On Tuesday, Mark Andrew Marrero pled guilty to two child sexual abuse cases in the 6th District Court of Lamar County.
Marrero was sentenced to 25 years on Sexual Abuse of a Child Continuous: Victim Under 14 and 20 years on Sexual Assault of a Child but Judge Wesley Tidwell, in accordance with a plea agreement with the State of Texas.
The sentences will run concurrently per the plea agreement, but Mr. Marrero will not be eligible for parole on the 25 year sentence for the Sexual Abuse of a Child Continuous: Victim Under 14 charge. Mr. Marrero was charged with abusing a female family member and a girl who lived in the same apartment complex as Mr. Marrero in Paris, Texas. The offenses were committed between 2017 and 2019.
“I believe we were able to reach an agreement in this matter without a trial due to the overwhelming evidence, including DNA evidence, against Mr. Marrero in these two matters,” said Assistant District Attorney Kelsey Doty.
“Whenever we can resolve these types of cases with a significant sentence without putting the victim and families through a trial or appeal process, we believe that we have achieved justice in the matter for the victims and the community,” said Lamar County & District Attorney Gary Young.
Marrero was represented by Clay Johnson of Sulphur Springs, Texas.
He will not be eligible for parole until he is approximately 55 years old.