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Texas artist Stanley Marsh 3 accused of child molestation

November 28, 2012|By Joseph Serna
  • In this June 1984 photo, artist Stanley Marsh 3 poses with one of the 10 vehicles in his Cadillac Ranch installation near Amarillo, Texas.
In this June 1984 photo, artist Stanley Marsh 3 poses with one of the 10 vehicles… (Evans Caglage / Dallas Morning…)

Texas police issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for millionaire artist Stanley Marsh 3, who stands accused of nearly a dozen counts of child molestation.

Matt Powell, director of the Lubbock County district attorney's office, told the Associated Press that Marsh, 74, was charged with six counts of child sexual assault and five counts of sexual performance by a child involving two victims.

Marsh lives in Amarillo, Texas, where he is best known for his Cadillac ranch, an artistic display of 10 brightly painted Cadillacs buried nose-down along a Panhandle highway, the AP reported.

Also known for his philanthropy, Marsh has been hit with several lawsuits in recent months accusing him of paying teenage boys to perform sexual acts; in at least one case he is accused of providing a boy with drugs and alcohol.

His attorney, Kelly Utsinger, was not immediately available for  comment. 

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