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Warrant Issued After IGH Man Accused of Impregnating 13-Year-Old Fails to Appear

Nicholas William Marks, 21, is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

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A Dakota County court issued an arrest warrant for a 21-year-old Inver Grove Heights man charged with having sex with—and ultimately impregnating—a girl he knew to be 13 years old. 

Nicholas William Marks was scheduled to appear before Judge Robert King, Jr. on Oct. 15 after being charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct but when he didn't show, the judge ordered the warrant.

According to a Sept. 20 summons complaint, the girl’s mother told police that her daughter and Marks had sex on “multiple occasions" while Marks was living with his grandmother in Inver Grove Heights.

The girl’s mother also said she had spoken to Marks about the pregnancy, but Marks told her that he didn’t want his name on the birth certificate because he didn’t want to get in trouble.

Third-degree criminal sexual conduct is a felony, punishable by a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

The Dakota County Sheriff's Office urges anyone with information on Marks' whereabouts to call their office at 651-438-TIPS. 

yomammy November 14, 2012 at 01:10 PM
15 years?...lets make it 30...
Greg P November 14, 2012 at 04:11 PM
"Mom" is guilty as well. Child neglect? Contributing.....? Have you no control? No concern for where your daughter is and with whom? They "had sex (rape?) on “multiple occasions". Gee, now he's anxious do the right thing. Not. Nice job mom. Not. You should be in the cell across the isle.
Diane Baum November 14, 2012 at 07:56 PM
and who ELSE didn't see this outcome of him running? Show of hands..let's see, me, you they, them...yep...I figured as much! And as for "Mother of the Year," she should be charged as an accessory to a crime. To not know who her kid hangs out with, curfews and all the rest...wow, mom....step to the plate....be a mom!
Nicholas May 24, 2013 at 08:05 PM
the problem with the way today's youth dress act and carry about themselves in a hole I was born in the 60's raise the 70's and 80's and we have morals and standards that today those morals and standards are gone today I look out and I could see girls walking around at that same age and they look like they're 30 years old what's wrong with our countrythis bad this is gotta stop we need to get control of my family and are you in our direction as a society as a whole

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