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DA's office says citizens helped bring Marlon Frazier to jail

Posted at 7:36 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 20:41:52-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — 58-year old Marlon Frazier remains in the Nueces County Jail.

The former CCISD driver has been there since his arrest in late August after he was charged with an improper relationship with a Kaffie Middle School student.

Frazier is facing some shocking accusations.

The Nueces County District Attorney announced this afternoon that Frazier has been indicted for attempted online solicitation of a minor, attempted possession of child pornography and five counts of possession of child pornography.

Frazier was arrested Aug. 29.

CCISD suspended him a day earlier, after the district learned he had allegedly sent text messages to a Kaffie student.

That reportedly happened the previous school year, but CCISD said they had just learned about the communication.

They say that type of contact is prohibited and considered inappropriate.

Today, we’re learning investigators believe it went beyond text messages.

The DA’s office says that the child pornography charges were added during their investigation.

First Assistant DA Matt Manning says today's indictment proves the power of social media.

“This is proof positive of what citizens can do to change this community and what citizens can do to hold accountable people who are committing crimes in this community,” Manning said. “The citizen response was really extraordinary in this case, and it was really robust on social media.”

All seven charges against frazier are felonies.

The attempted counts each carry sentences of 6 months to 2 years.

The child pornography charges 2-to-10 years.

If convicted, Frazier could face up to 50 years in prison.

Frazier remains in Nueces County Jail under bonds totaling $200,000.