Nixa Man Arrested on Child Sex Abuse Charges

A Nixa man is in the Christian County Jail facing charges of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl.

Alejandro Marquez, 45, is facing seven counts of Statutory Sodomy Or Attempted Statutory Sodomy – Deviate Sexual Intercourse – Person Less Than 12 Years of Age. Court documents say the victim reported the incidents of Marquez’s abuse to police in March.

The statement given to police from the victim says she was forced into acts with Marquez at night when he was intoxicated and that the victim’s mother reported unwanted advances.

Marquez does not have a lawyer listed in court documents.

Assistant Prosecutor Kristen Tuohy could ask for life in prison on all seven counts if Marquez is convicted.

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