Quirky Texas Millionaire a 'Serial Abuser' of Boys: Suit
Owner of famed 'Cadillac Ranch' has faced similar accusations before
By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2012 8:58 AM CST
Stanley Marsh 3, the creator of this art installation now faces allegations of sex abuse.    (AP)

(Newser) – Stanley Marsh 3, of Amarillo, Texas, is known for his eccentricities: putting up street signs bearing phrases like "Road Does Not End," opting to have a "3" in his name rather than the Roman numeral, and creating an art installation of 10 colorful Cadillacs buried nose-first in the dirt along Interstate 40. But the heir to an oil fortune now finds himself at the center of a scandal, accused of being a "serial abuser" of boys. In a series of suits, eight teens have accused the 74-year-old of plying them with cars, booze, and cash in exchanged for sexual favors when they were 15, 16, and 17, reports the New York Times.

Marsh suffered a series of strokes last year, and is now under the guardianship of his wife, who has been named in the suits as being aware of the abuse, and possibly even facilitating it. Others, including Marsh's business partner, face similar accusations. This isn't the first time that Marsh has been accused of inappropriate conduct with teens. He was accused in the '90s of locking an 18-year-old boy who pilfered one of his signs in a chicken coop, and of molesting a 16-year-old. But Marsh's former lawyer called him "brilliant, highly educated, very intelligent," adding that "because he’s unusual, some people get the wrong idea about him."

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Nov 24, 2012 1:01 PM CST
Check facts before jumping to conclusion. Yes Stanley locked a kid in the chicken coop and took pictures of him. Then the pictures were circulated at the high school But, keep in mind this kid was a spoiled rich kid who's parents always bought him out of trouble. Well this time money did not matter. These other allegations I question. I worked for Stanley back in the seventies. As far as his wife Wendy, She is a very fine lady. In fact, she and stanley have several adopted children. Smells like some guys got together and are looking for some easy money. I would guess the snot nose rich kid's family's law firm are probably behind these allegations.
Nov 23, 2012 4:48 PM CST
Then, I suppose those cars are simply "presenting"?
Nov 21, 2012 7:35 PM CST
OMG! Is EVERY person with a smidgen of power a sex offender?