An East Texas teacher convicted of sexually abusing his young daughter for four years has been sentenced to 100 years in prison.

Aaron Marshall, 39, was found guilty Thursday of nine felonies: continuous sexual abuse of a child, two counts of sexual assault of a child, and six counts of indecency with a child by contact.

Marshall was an assistant girls’ volleyball coach in Hughes Springs ISD from August 2021 until he was arrested in February 2022.

Marshall’s victim was his adopted daughter. She told the jury Marshall sexually abused her from around 2015 until 2019, beginning when she was 12 years old and lasting until she was 16.

According to the Cass County District Attorney’s Office, the abuse included “inappropriate touching, fondling and digital penetration.”

The jury issued a unanimous guilty verdict and asked the judge to sentence Marshall to 50 years for continuous sexual abuse (a first-degree felony punishable by 25 to 99 years in prison), plus 10 years for each sexual assault count and 5 years for each indecency count (both second-degree felonies punishable by two to 20 years).

Marshall received a stacked sentence of 100 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice correctional facility.

State Board for Educator Certification records show Marshall’s Texas teacher certificate is currently valid, but he is under investigation by the Texas Education Agency.

Texas Occupations Code requires a license holder’s license to be revoked if they are imprisoned following a felony conviction.

Marshall is the latest in a string of Texas educators accused of sex crimes involving students and other minors, and more “bad apples” are being charged almost every day.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.