Brevard County Man Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison for Sexually Abusing a Minor on Patrick Air Force Base
|U.S. Attorney’s Office August 22, 2013|
ORLANDO—Senior District Judge John Antoon, II today sentenced Shawn Alan Marshall (50, Brevard County) to life in federal prison for sexually abusing a minor female victim by threatening her and placing her in fear. Marshall pleaded guilty on May 8, 2013.
According to his plea agreement, from March 16, 2011 through November 30, 2012, on Patrick Air Force Base, Marshall sexually abused and raped the victim on numerous occasions. During some of the abuse, Marshall physically restrained the victim by locking her in a bathroom with him, pinning her arms behind her back, and wrapping a cord around her throat. Marshall was physically and verbally abusive in the presence of the victim and used coercion to prevent the victim from disclosing the abuse. In February 2013, the victim disclosed the sexual abuse. Shortly thereafter, Marshall was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Air Force, Office of Special Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew C. Searle.