The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for Marlon James Winters, a white male whose date of birth is April 2, 1960.  He currently has six warrants for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a child, and two Indecency with a Child warrants in Orange County.  

Winters’ perverted behavior started in Germany, where he lived and served in the military. Winters molested his own children, then left his wife and kids and moved to Vidor.  In his new neighborhood in early 1998, Winters targeted his neighbor’s little girls–a nine-year-old, and her six-year-old sister.

He began his typical routine of grooming the girls, referring to the molestation as a “game” that little girls in Germany like to play.

Eventually, he began raping and repeatedly assaulting them.

Winters befriended the family and used it to his advantage. He told the girls their family would die if they told anyone about the “games”  and used his adult authority to keep them quiet, telling them no one would believe a child’s word over an adult’s.

Winters thought these tactics were enough to keep the girls quiet, but the younger child didn’t understand the “games” and eventually told her mother about them.  The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and investigated the incident.  

In July 1999, Winters was indicted on five counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, and two counts of Indecency with a Child by the Orange County Grand Jury.  Winters was able to post the $15,000 bond, and then fled. He hasn’t been seen since.

The sheriff’s department is certain Winters is out there continuing to molest and sexually assault children as these type of predators never stop until they are behind bars.  

Winters was featured on the television program “America’s Most Wanted” and the sheriff’s dept. already gotten dozens of tips placing Winters throughout the world — including in Germany and Holland.  

On Thursday, Jan.15 the sheriff’s office received information that Winters may have been spotted at an Orange area church asking to use the telephone.

They are asking for the public’s help before he finds another innocent victim. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Marlon James Winters call EasTex Crime Stoppers at 409-724-TIPS. Your information could earn you a cash reward.