The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on May 8, 2018, a Bay County jury convicted Anthony C. Marshall as charged of Sexual Battery on a Person 12 Years of Age or Older but Younger than 18 Years of Age by a Person in Familial or Custodial Control, Lewd or Lascivious Molestation on a Person Younger than 12 Years of Age, Lewd or Lascivious Molestation on a Person 12 Years of Age or Older but Less than 16 Years of Age, and Lewd or Lascivious Battery. All acts perpetrated on the victim occurred between the years 2010 and 2016.
Testimony at trial revealed that Marshall inappropriately touched and engaged in sexual activity with the victim from the time she was ten years of age until she was fifteen while they were at home and at his shop. Other testimony established Marshall forced or enticed the victim and another individual to engage in sexual activity while Marshall watched and masturbated.
The jury deliberated for approximately one hour before returning a verdict of guilty as charged on all four counts.
Assistant State Attorneys Jennifer Hawkins and Alyssa Yarbrough prosecuted the case with help from Lt. Jeremy Mathis with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office and Victoria Maines with the Department of Children and Families.
Circuit Judge Brantley Clark, Jr. sentenced the Defendant to two consecutive life sentences followed by two consecutive sentences of 15 years in the Department of Corrections. Judge Clark also designated the Defendant a sexual predator.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.