Laurinburg man arrested on 12 felony counts of indecent liberties and sexual abuse allegations with minors under age 14
On Thursday, May 2, 2019, Thomas Marshall Brooks Jr., of 1006 Scottsdale Road, Laurinburg, NC, was arrested for 12 counts of Felony Indecent Liberties with a Minor Child. These charges came from the Scotland County Grand Jury, having found probable cause for the issuance of these indictments which occurred, Monday, April 29, 2019.
In 2018, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office received a criminal complaint against Brooks for sexual acts involving a minor child. Upon the criminal investigative unit conducting an extensive investigation, three minor female children were identified. These children were under the age of 14 during all alleged incidents. Brooks allegedly sexually abused these three minor children, over the course of several years. These incidents allegedly occurred within the personal residence belonging to Brooks, the former church of one of the victims, and at family friends residence.
Cpt. Sadovnikov completed the investigation and turned it over to the Scotland County District Attorney’s Office for investigative review and having requested their office to make a determination of probable cause in the fall of 2018. This having occurred, due to a potential conflict of interest regarding Brooks and his contact with local families including law enforcement. This was done so for the integrity of the investigation and the preservation of justice for the victims involved in this investigation. The Scotland County District Attorney’s Office found probable cause, and sent the indictments forward to grand jury.
Brooks appeared in front of the magistrate after turning himself in when requested to do so and was arrested. Brooks was given an unsecured $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in the coming weeks.