Child abuser Antonio Marquez changes plea to guilty
Antonio Francisco Marquez, a former U.S. Army recruiter and Troutdale Elementary School volunteer, has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three girls.
The plea was announced Wednesday, Sept. 11, by Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill.
All of the victims in this case were known to Marquez, but there is no family relationship.
Upon changing his plea, a judge convicted Marquez of three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, three counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, three counts of second-degree encouraging child sexual abuse and two counts of first-degree sodomy.
Marquez, 41, a Troutdale resident, is expected to spend 40 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 7, 2020.
By pleading guilty, Marquez admitted that he, on multiple occasions, had sexual contact with the three girls, all of whom were younger than 12. He documented his sexual encounters with the girls in video recordings.
These crimes occurred between 2015 and May 2018.
The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office is withholding further details until the conclusion of sentencing.
Marquez was arrested in May 2018, and was indicted on 107 charges — 26 counts of sexual abuse, 35 counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, 44 counts of encouragaing child sexual abuse and two counts of sodomy.
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