Child assault charges filed
Nick Todaro, [email protected]
Marion Allen Smith, 51, of Ennis, has been formally charged by an Ellis County grand jury with two counts of sexual assault of a child.
Smith reportedly admitted he’d assaulted his victim during interviews with Ennis police. Det. Sgt. Mark Mahoney said the initial outcry about the assaults came from the 15-year-old victim to Child Protective Services, who referred the case to local authorities.