Magician Charged with Child Sex Assault Uses False Teeth in Suicide Attempt

The Boston Herald reports the odd and sad story
of kid show magician Mark Morton.

Mr. Morton is charged with sexually assaulting a young girl
between June 1997 and August 1999.  The
victim was six or seven at the time of the assault but recently went to the
police to report the offenses.

Mr. Morton was also arraigned on similar charges for sexual
assault four times between January 1997 and September 1998.

During a hearing last Thursday, Mr. Morton used his false
teeth to slit his arms after pleading "not guilty" to the most recent
charges. 

Mr. Morton's defense counsel told reporters "his client
was overwhelmed by the charges against him and also suffers from a mental
condition.  'I think the combination of
his mental state and the new charges was more than he could handle,' the
attorney said.  'I also don't think that
his mental health has anything to do with his case it doesn't prove him guilty.'"

According to Mr. Morton's attorney, the magician is a Vietnam
War veteran "who lost part of his leg while saving two lieutenants during
a battle for which he received a Purple Heart and Silver Star."

 Mr. Morton's next
hearing is scheduled for tomorrow, August 8th.

 


The Boston Herald reports the odd and sad story
of kid show magician Mark Morton.

Mr. Morton is charged with sexually assaulting a young girl
between June 1997 and August 1999.  The
victim was six or seven at the time of the assault but recently went to the
police to report the offenses.

Mr. Morton was also arraigned on similar charges for sexual
assault four times between January 1997 and September 1998.

During a hearing last Thursday, Mr. Morton used his false
teeth to slit his arms after pleading "not guilty" to the most recent
charges. 

Mr. Morton's defense counsel told reporters "his client
was overwhelmed by the charges against him and also suffers from a mental
condition.  'I think the combination of
his mental state and the new charges was more than he could handle,' the
attorney said.  'I also don't think that
his mental health has anything to do with his case it doesn't prove him guilty.'"

According to Mr. Morton's attorney, the magician is a Vietnam
War veteran "who lost part of his leg while saving two lieutenants during
a battle for which he received a Purple Heart and Silver Star."

 Mr. Morton's next
hearing is scheduled for tomorrow, August 8th.

 

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