HUGHES SPRINGS, Texas (KTAL/KETK) – Bond for the East Texas teacher and coach arrested Wednesday on child sex abuse and bigamy charges is at $3.5M, and investigators are looking for information about possible additional victims in the case.
Linden police released new details Thursday morning about the arrest of 38-year-old Hughes Springs ISD teacher and coach Aaron Michael Marshall following his arraignment in Cass County Criminal Court.
An arrest warrant issued on Feb. 23 listed multiple counts of child sexual assault. Marshall turned himself in that same day.
- Continuous sexual abuse of a child
- 4 counts of sexual assault of a child
- 6 counts of indecency with a child by contact
Linden police say they asked the Cass County DA’s Office to assist them in investigating the allegations against Marshall on Feb. 20. Investigators spoke to witnesses and gathered evidence indicating Marshall had committed numerous sex crimes against a child. Police believe the offenses began in 2016 and continued through 2020.
According to police, Marshall was a staff member of Hughes Springs High School coach at his arrest. He has served as a coach in many other school districts, including Hooks ISD, Winona ISD, Dallas ISD, Jefferson ISD, Bloomburg ISD, and Karnack ISD.
Given the nature of the charges against Marshall and his proximity to children, police are asking anyone with information about this offense or any other potential offenses to contact Linden PD Crime Victim Coordinator Colette Roberts at 903-756-7541
According to a statement released Wednesday evening by Superintendent Sarah Dildine and the HSISD Board of Trustees, the alleged victim is not a Hughes Springs ISD student.
“Hughes Springs ISD is committed to keeping our parents and community informed regarding all matters that have implications for the safety and security of our students.”
The statement also said that before Marshall’s employment with Hughes Springs ISD in August 2021, the district performed a criminal background check, checked his name against the Texas Education Agency’s Do Not Hire registry, checked his references, and found no irregularities.
HSCSD says the district placed Marshall on administrative leave upon learning of the arrest, and the Cass County District Attorney’s Office will be handling the investigation.