DA Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found 57 YO Craig Anthony Marquez, of Abita Springs, guilty of Aggravated Rape. He faces a mandatory life sentence without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension when he is sentenced March 10, 2020 before District Judge Zaunbrecher. On July 12, 2016, police encountered a visibly distraught man walking down the highway. Through tears, the man told the officers that his girlfriend’s young daughter had the previous night revealed to the couple that she had been sexually assaulted by a family friend, who had been left to care for her while they were at work. The St Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation of the complaint. During forensic interviews, the victim reported that Marquez had been abusing her for an extended time.