Memphis man convicted in rape of child - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis man convicted in rape of child

(WMC-TV) - The Shelby County District Attorney's Office confirmed Saturday that a jury has convicted 28-year-old Michael Marks with one count of child rape in the 2010 assault of an 11-year-old girl.

The district attorney's office said the girl was visiting family at a home in Whitehaven where Marks lived with his fiance.  They said he brought the girl into a vacant room and raped her while her cousin and two other children were in another room of the house.

Marks later confessed to police.

Under Tennessee law, child rape carries a mandatory 25-year sentence with no parole.

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