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Indictments against Stanley Marsh 3 include four new victims

A grand jury issued six indictments alleging sexual abuse of children against Cadillac Ranch patriarch Stanley Marsh 3, the Amarillo Globe-News reported Thursday. The newspaper says the indictments include four new victims.

Marsh 3, 75, was indicted on eight counts of sexual performance by a child, four counts of sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child. The indictments include four new criminal cases and the allegations focus on six victims, documents show. […]

Marsh is expected to surrender to Potter County authorities and would be released on bond once a judge sets one. […] If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $10,000 on each count.

Marsh has been embroiled with sex-abuse allegations since a civil lawsuit since last fall, and was criminally charged in November.

The story again mentioned Marsh’s mid-February settlement with 10 alleged victims. An attorney stated at the time that Marsh no longer was owner of Cadillac Ranch, but did not elaborate. That leads one to wonder whether Cadillac Ranch’s ownership has been transferred to another family member or a trust.

Marsh didn’t create Cadillac Ranch in 1974, but owns the land west of Amarillo, off Route 66, where it sits. Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez, and Doug Michels of the Ant Farm art group came up with the concept.

UPDATE: Marsh was released Thursday afternoon after posting $100,000 bond, reported the Globe-News.


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