Wanted Wednesday: Teen accused of sexually assaulting girl in her home


Alachua County deputies are looking for Marquis Thomas after they say he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in her home.

"The victim and the suspect were texting each other and the suspect showed up at the residence and sexually attacked her before leaving," Alachua County Sheriff's Office spokesman Art Forgey said.

Deputies say its not the first time Thomas has been in trouble with the law.

" We are familiar with the suspect and we've had contact with him in the past on different instances for criminal activity," Forgey said.

As a result of his criminal history deputies say they are even more determined to get him off the streets and into custody.

"This is a very violent crime that was perpetrated upon this female victim and so it is very important to get this person in custody so that it doesn't happen to someone else," Forgey said.

Marquis Thomas is 19 years old, 5'6 and weighs 130 pounds. If you have any information call Crimestoppers at 352-372-STOP.

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