Back in August, a ten-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in a Palmdale movie theater at the Antelope Valley Mall. After investigating all the known sex offenders in the area, running a composite sketch through town and doing all the things that police are supposed to be doing, they finally have a suspect.
Marque Clark, 31, has been charged on 5 felony counts; forcible lewd acts on a child, sodomy of a person under 14 with 10 years difference, aggravated sexual assault of a child, kidnapping to commit another crime and criminal threats.
The funny thing about this is that he was tagged when they went to interview his 60-year-old father, who's a registered sex offender and lives within a mile of the mall.
"While speaking with the (son) about the reason for the visit, the suspect made several statements about the crime that focused suspicion upon himself," sheriff's Capt. Margaret Wagner said after Clark's arrest.The nut doesn't fall far from the tree, huh?
He subsequently failed a voluntary polygraph test taken at the sheriff's station, and detectives "obtained a full confession" upon interviewing him, according to Wagner.